The heroin addiction epidemic in America is explored, from the influx of Oxycontin and the push from big pharma to expose patients to the opiate derived drug, to the Mexican drug cartels that have flooded the black market with heroin to a conditioned population. The similarities in business models between Purdue pharmaceuticals, the Slacker family, and “El Chapo” Guzman, plus how corporate liability is harder to prosecute than their criminal counterparts is illuminated with author Jason Smith, in this uncensored Lip News interview, hosted by Jackie Koppell.
Jason Smith is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, whose work has been published extensively in both online and print media. Jason Smith is also the Creative Director of TheRealEdition.com, an online community that allows addicts and their loved ones to publish their stories of addiction and recovery. Jason is heavily involved in the recovery community in Northern California, where he frequently shares his experience, strength, and hope in getting out of the hell that is addiction. He currently lives in northern California with his wife Megan and two children, Jaden and Isabella.