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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.
Find out more at http://www.northshore.org/healthy-you/.
Produced by Jon Hillenbrand and Andy Buchanan. Artwork by Romi Anderfuren. Mixed by Jon Hillenbrand.