The opioid crisis is fast becoming a national epidemic.
According to the UN International Narcotics Control Board, Americans consume more opioids than any other country.
Joining host, Dennis McCuistion, to talk about this issue are:
- Ms. Lee FitzGerald: CADC Board Registered Interventionist Level I (BRI-I), (California Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors; BRI-board-registered interventionist), who helped start the first Narcotics Anonymous group for women in Kathmandu, Nepal
Kevin Gilliland, PsyD: Executive Director of i360 which helps individuals and families overcome mental health, addiction and relationship challenges, along with phase-of-life struggles; author of Struggle Well Live Well, and
Ted Price, PhD: Neuro biologist, Associate Professor, School of Behavioral Science at University of Texas Dallas, Co-Founder of CERSCI, recipient of the Patrick D. Wall Young Investigator Award from the International Association for the Study of Pain
The opioid epidemic is crippling communities across the United States, has spurred a public health crisis, and could kill as many as 650,000 people in the next decade. (Reference: vox.com).
Opioid abuse is also hurting America’s job market “The opioid epidemic is intertwined with the story of declining prime-age participation, especially for men,” says Goldman Sachs economist David Mericle. The crisis has created “significant costs both to employers and the public sector. Use of opioids has become a key factor in why “prime age” workers, mostly men, are unable or unwilling to find work according to the Goldman Sachs (GS) report.
To read the full write-up on this episode, visit: The Opioid Epidemic
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