How To Spot — And Treat — Addiction In Your Family (Audio)
Posted by: Alexander Ward on: November 22, 2016 | Print This Page
The following audio features Dr. Eric Strain, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Research. Professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and medical director of the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
“More Americans now use prescription painkillers than tobacco. Opioid abuse has skyrocketed. And that, of course, is hardly the only path to addiction. This week, many families will gather for Thanksgiving. Too many will be facing addiction in the family. We’re talking today about how to spot that, to confront that, to deal with that in the most effective way. The U.S. Surgeon General is with us. We want to hear from you. This hour On Point, dealing with addiction in the family.”
— Tom Ashbrook
Audio courtesy of 90.9 WBUR-FM, Boston’s NPR news station.