“Congress needs to turn off the spigot” of opioid prescriptions, said Dave Aronberg, State Attorney of the 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, Florida. Aronberg has been calling attention to the crisis since his election to the Florida Senate in 2002, specifically emphasizing the importance of rehabilitation, rather than incarceration, for addicts. He told Bold Business that the current system incentivizes “relapse, not recovery.”
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