Seattle radio producer Anna Boiko-Weyrauch was tired of reading stories about the opioid crisis that discussed suffering more than solutions, and so she decided to do something about it.
“There ARE solutions!” Boiko-Weyrauch, the host of Finding Fixes—a podcast from InvestigateWest that focuses on the opioid crisis in Snohomish County—told me in an email. “And communities across the United States are trying them out. The thing is, the solutions are complicated and stopping the opioid epidemic doesn’t come down to one thing. Solutions range from preventing addiction, to reducing harm from heroin and opioid use, to expanding evidence-based treatment, and preventing overdoses.”