Health Matters; The Opioid Epidemic

Airs Thursday, August 3, 2017, at 6 p.m. Opioid abuse is now an epidemic in the U.S. , with an average of 91 people dying each day from opioid use. Dr. Randall Brewer hosts our discussion on Opioid abuse. Guests include Lt. Darin Marshall, supervisor of the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit; Bill Rose, Director of the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of Northwest Louisiana (CADA); and Elyse M. Cornett, Assistant Professor Departments of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience at LSUHSC Shreveport and Director of Research Department of Anesthesiology, LSUHSC Shreveport. Questions will be taken during the show at 1-800-552-8502.

Timeline graph of overdose deaths involving opioids, United States, 2000-2015.
Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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