I am grateful that the American Medical Association is taking a leading role in dealing with the opioid crisis. We as physicians are part of the problem, and today should be part of the solution. Through collaborative efforts between physicians and pharmacies we can now better track opioid consumption in our communities. When communities suffer—be it from an opioid crisis, heart disease or cancer—physicians are working at the forefront of national efforts to decrease mortality. In 2016, approximately 42,000 deaths in the United States were the result of opioid use.