The Epidemic Plaguing the Countryside




According to Morning Consult surveys, 74% of farmers and farmworkers have been directly impacted by the opioid epidemic. The data was sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union as the two farm groups join forces to combat the issue. The Morning Consult data also revealed, “three in four farmers say it would be easy for someone in their community to access opioids illegally, and just under half of rural adults – 46 percent – say the same.”

Dr. Christy Kane is an expert in the field of mental health and addiction. She joins the #LaneCast to discuss the issue and what each of us can do to support those impacted by opioid abuse. Dr. Kane also shares the latest research on how the technology we have become reliant on in our daily lives is an addiction that needs to monitored as well.

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