An epidemic has swept across the United States of America. Every day, hundreds of hapless citizens, many already weakened and impoverished from a long battle with addiction, overdose and die from opioid abuse. Nowhere is the devastation of the opioid crisis more obvious than in Massachusetts, where a special session of the state legislature is struggling to create a plan of action to fight the epidemic. Every county in the state has been badly struck, resources are limited and aid from the federal government is questionable. Will the representatives take sufficient action or will progress be stalled as it has on a national level, as every representative fights for their own county? One thing is for sure: citizens are dying, and legislators cannot stall any longer.