In the last year, fentanyl has claimed scores of lives in Santa Cruz County. Yet few locals understand the problem. The Santa Cruz drug scene has a reputation that encourages us to view this latest scourge through a distorted lens.
Joining host Suki Wessling for this roundtable discussion are Rita Hewitt, Program Manager for SafeRx Santa Cruz, Dr. Jen Hastings, a family medicine practitioner who has been with SafeRx Santa Cruz since their start in 2015, and Dr. Casey Grover, an Emergency Medicine Physician for Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula. Each guest provides a view of the epidemic through a different lens: personal, psychological, sociological, medical, historical.
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