Sharon's Journey - Opioid Addiction Series Part 1


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By JONATHAN HILLENBRAND and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this three-part series, we’ll be examining the opioid epidemic in America, which is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands every year and has been declared a nationwide public health emergency by the U.S. government.
In this episode, we visited 58-year-old Sharon at her home in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka. With its large homes set back from tree-lined streets, Winnetka’s not the kind of place you’d expect to find the issue of addiction, but it’s here. Sharon, a mother of five and interior designer who works out of her home, fell into addiction after undergoing a surgical procedure to address her chronic pain.
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Produced by Jon Hillenbrand and Andy Buchanan. Artwork by Romi Anderfuren. Mixed by Jon Hillenbrand.

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