The Opioid epidemic in Southwest Louisiana

KPLC - Dr. Christina Jones has worked along the East Coast and now sees the opioid trend hitting Southwest Louisiana.

"I worked in addiction medicine in the Northeast and what I saw happening up there is now happening here."

According to Jones, one of the misconceptions is "Chronic long-term opioid use doesn't actually help chronic pain. Honestly, I think taking off these long term opiates that we know don't work for long-term chronic pain anyway do need to be taken off the market," said the Tulane grad.