Dr. Stephanie Woodard, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Senior Advisor on Behavioral Health, talks about how Assembly Bill 474 has helped with Nevada’s opioid crisis since its passage in 2017.
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — It’s been a little more than a year since AB474, or the Controlled Substance Abuse Prevention act took effect in Nevada.
Lawmakers passed the bill in the 2017 legislature when it was obvious Nevada was dealing with an opioid crisis.
Experts who are on the front lines of this fight say opioid abuse is a vast problem and evolving every day.
Doctor Stephanie Woodard, the senior advisor for the Department of Health and Human Services on Behavioral Health says since the law went into effect January 1st of 2018, opioid prescriptions have dropped in Nevada…MORE