MISSOURI — Opioids have been a topic of conversation as of late as usage across the country has skyrocketed.

The national government along with state and local governments are trying to find ways to combat the epidemic. Many know about the issue, but not many understand what is really taking place. Michael Boeger, the Chief of the Bureau of Narcotics in Missouri explains what the epidemic is and how Missouri is fighting it.

Click below to hear the latest KMZU Newsmaker which aired Friday.