The Non-existent Epidemic
My doctor (the one who relented and took us on in spite of you-know-what) is sending out notices that she’ll no longer be prescribing long-term pain medication. The situation here is getting pretty dire. People at the gym, at the salon, everywhere are whispering about somebody they know who’s become addicted.
We are a rich town but there are dozens of small townlets surrounding it that are quite devastated.