Opiod Addiction

Consider This

Air Date: 11/18/2023

It’s an epidemic that has been years in the making. Coming up on the next edition of “Consider This…” Opioid Addiction. According the CDC, the first wave began with increased opioid prescriptions in the 1990’s. The second wave began in 2010 with rapid increases in overdose deaths involving heroin. And, the third wave began in 2013 with significant increases in overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids, particularly those involving illegally manufactured fentanyl. In this program, learn where we are today and what can be done to combat this growing problem. Host: Cathy Wyatt Guest: Alena Balasanova, M.D. | Department of Psychiatry, UNMC