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In episode two of our three part series on the opioid epidemic in America, we revisit Sharon, who after being confronted by her sister about her addiction decided to seek help. We then speak to addiction experts at the Doreen E. Chapman Center, a comprehensive treatment facility at NorthShore University HealthSystem in suburban Chicago for individuals struggling with substance use disorders.
In this episode, we speak to addiction experts at the Doreen E. Chapman Center, a comprehensive treatment facility at NorthShore University HealthSystem for individuals struggling with substance use disorders. We’ll also hear more from Sharon, a 58-year-old suburban Chicago woman who became addicted to opioids following a surgical procedure to address her chronic pain. After being confronted about her addiction by her sister, Sharon finally decided to seek help at the Chapman Center.
Featured in this podcast are Dr. Laura Parise and Patricia Astrene who talk about Sharon's treatment and how it compares to other cases they have had.
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.
Find out more at http://www.northshore.org/healthy-you/.
Produced by Jon Hillenbrand and Andy Buchanan. Edited by Jon Hillenbrand.