opioids Amidst Opioid Crisis, A Search For Alternatives By Enrique Perez de la Rosa • Feb 27, 2018 Dr. Heather Tick Listen Listening... / 3:46 At a medical clinic in Seattle, Dr. Heather Tick takes a thin acupuncture needle and inserts it into Hannah Lilly’s neck. “How are you through there?” Dr Tick asks Lilly. “Not great,” Lilly replies. Washington State Lawmakers Tackle Opioid Epidemic By Deborah Wang • Jan 16, 2018 Kevin Mooney / Northwest News Network Listen Listening... / 0:59 The opioid crisis is front and center at the Washington Legislature this week. On Monday, lawmakers heard testimony on three bills aimed at preventing and treating opioid addiction and reducing overdose deaths. Inslee Wants Washington State To Declare Opioid 'Public Health Crisis' By Austin Jenkins • Jan 12, 2018 Courtesy Shannie Jenkins Listen Listening... / 1:01 Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants state lawmakers to declare the opioid epidemic a public health crisis. On average, two people die each day in Washington from opioid overdoses. That includes deaths from prescription and synthetic opioids, as well as heroin. Idaho Bill Would Let Family, Friends Of Opioid Users Get Overdose-Countering Drug By Jessica Robinson • Feb 18, 2015 Intropin / Wikimedia Listen Listening... / 0:55 A bill headed to the Idaho House would allow friends and family members of opioid drug users to obtain medication to counteract overdoses.