If there's a way to get the opioid epidemic under control, Jim Gearhart says, he can't imagine what it is.

"The drug war is going to be impossible to win," Jim says in the latest installment of the Jim Gearhart Show podcast, available here, on iTunes and Google Play.

"The cork is out of the bottle to paradise," Jim warns.

People spend their whole lives looking for peace and happiness. How do you battle with the same being delivered in bill form?

"Why go through your life sitting in the tranquil lotus posture under a Bodhi Tree tree, grunting and straining for sitari, or this bliss, peace, nirvana — when you can just pop a pill to get the same thing?

That's just part of what Jim has to say in the latest installment of his podcast. Check out the full episode below to hear the rest. Email Jim at Jim@NJ1015.com.

The Jim Gearhart Podcast is available every week on New Jersey 101.5 and in the New Jersey 101.5 app. You can also subscribe with your favorite podcasting app for iPhones, Android devices or your computer:

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— Townsquare Media staff

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