Who’s To Blame For Alabama’s Rise In Heroin Use? Dr. Mark Wilson’s Answer Might Surprise You


Alabamians receive more painkiller prescriptions than anyone else in the country, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2012, there were 143 prescriptions per 100 people in the state. Are doctors partially responsible for the rise in heroin use?

“Yes,” says Dr. Mark Wilson, health officer for Jefferson County.

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