- Andrew Kornfeld, who discovered Prince after his death, writes nothing can prepare you for the chaos of that moment
- He says America needs medical interventions for opioid dependence and addiction more than ever
- Kornfeld: What if such treatment had reached Prince?
Andrew Kornfeld graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2013. He studied neuroscience and psychology, and now works with his father at Recovery Without Walls, their addiction outpatient clinic in Mill Valley, California. He is a writer and is currently applying to medical school. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)As the media has duly noted, I am the "pre-med student" who flew out to Minneapolis to help Prince find the road to recovery but who ended up calling 911 instead. Sadly, we now understand from the medical examiner's report that he died from a self-administered dose of the powerful synthetic opioid painkiller, Fentanyl.