Louisiana Department of Health educates public about opioid epidemic

KPLC - The nation is experiencing an opioid epidemic, and, in 2017, Louisiana had the 6th highest opioid prescribing rate, according to the Department of Health.

It’s statistics like that, leading to forums about opioids here in Southwest Louisiana.

The Department of Health reports opioid prescriptions are written in Calcasieu Parish more often than the state’s average.