Opioid addiction: We can do more — and we must do more – Minn Post

“I don’t feel anything.” It’s incredible how four simple words can impact your life in such a profound way. Those were the four words I said to the emergency room doctor after I’d learned I’d broken my arm in two places and pinched a nerve. It was my freshman year at the University of St. Thomas and I’d been at sports practice. The doctors had given me hydrocodone/acetaminophen as I said those five words. No problem – we’ve got something stronger. Thus began my introduction to opiates and my journey through addiction.