“Opioids: Hidden Dangers, New Hope”
In October 2017, the opioid crisis was recognized as a national health emergency with opioids related overdoses and deaths claiming over 190 American lives every day. “How could this happen to my kid,” “When did this crisis start in my neighborhood?,” “What is causing this epidemic to escalate to this magnitude?” are just a few questions that those most affected are asking?
This 15 episode series hosted by veteran broadcaster Brian Wilson addresses the complex issues of prescription abuse head on and provides a 360 degree view of the problems surrounding the Nation’s #1 killer. In each of the 15 minute episodes, Wilson tells the story of the opioid epidemic as seen through the eyes of those directly impacted including: the siblings and parents of overdose victims, social workers, law enforcement officers, doctors who prescribe the medicines, government officials and even a writer who has been covering the story for over 20 years.
“Opioids: Hidden Dangers, New Hope” is presented by DisposeRx, Inc. providing the best in class solution for site-of-use drug disposal.
Radio Talk show host Brian Wilson knows first hand the devastation caused by the opioid crisis having reported on his own Nashville Mayor Megan Barry who lost a son to opioid addiction.
Most Americans are unaware that 70% of new addictions begin in the home medicine cabinet. Unused, unwanted and expired medications are contributing to over 190 deaths per day. Leftover drugs remain in home medicine cabinets for an average of three years — that’s one-thousand and ninety-five days of opportunity to contribute to a new addiction. The Center for Disease Control says nearly 72,000 overdose deaths occurred in 2017, more than the number of men and women lost during the Vietnam war, and over 42,000 of these deaths involved opioids.
According to the Journal of drug abuse, 89% of consumers are looking for a safe and convenient way to dispose of these unwanted medications.
DisposeRx produced this podcast series as a public service to bring information into the homes and to educate those concerned parents, teachers and pharmacists who are seeking to know more about the problem and the solution. Using DisposeRx packets to clean out your medicine cabinet breaks the cycle of drug abuse, misuse and diversion. DisposeRx is the most-tested, most convenient, at-home drug disposal solution available. Visit Disposerx.com