Opioids in Yakima: Ongoing series

Part 1: Local addiction treatment specialists talk about the potential & hurdles of medication-based treatment for opioid addiction:
http://www.yakimaherald.com/lifestyle/health/opioids-in-yakima-medication-based-treatment-gains-traction/article_dbffe0f2-6ca1-11e6-987c-5f166635db5f.html

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Part 2: Yakima doctors discuss difficulty finding balance between adequately treating legitimate pain, and giving patients free access to dangerous narcotics; statewide task force working on better tools:
http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/yakima-doctors-struggle-to-balance-pain-treatment-with-threat-of/article_a9c6e07a-8544-11e6-9303-5f0e0e626a73.html

Part 3: Local medical professors are incorporating safe prescribing lessons and emphasizing strong relationships with patients to minimize potential for opioid abuse: http://www.yakimaherald.com/lifestyle/health/yakima-medical-school-stresses-safety-in-wake-of-opioid-crisis/article_6aaaf084-886e-11e6-886d-f7a5bbf52574.html

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