i live in berkeley california. i live in san francisco and it's all part of the world i love and i'm a very sensitive person still even though i'm certainly more moderate than i was when i was part of the radical left, still really heartbroken and sensitive to the humanitarian crisis on our street which is both a particular challenge on the progressive west coast but most of you may know we had 96,000 people die of drug overdoses and drug poisoning last year. we're in the middle of two drug epidemics, the most famous is the opioid crisis which starts with the over prescription and becomes an heroin epidemic and now we're in fentanyl which is incredibly deadly. half of our overdoses came from fentanyl but where in a terrible mess epidemic. there's a terrific book coming out early next month by sam king dreamland which is a book about the opioid crisis and the book is about the mess crisis so i'm excited to be here. i've also been influenced by another scholar at aei todd winship and particularly by the work that he'
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