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Taking action to reduce substance misuse

Prescribing of oxycodone and other opioid pain pills rose sharply after 2000.
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Substance use disorders are diseases caused by many factors. Preventing and treating them requires input from everyone, not just law enforcement and health professionals. Those are some of the key messages in the state’s new opioid action plan. On Talk of Alaska we’ll discuss the plan and the ways you can be part of the solutions.

HOST: Anne Hillman

GUESTS:

  • Andy Jones, Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention
  • Christina Love, recovery advocate
  • Elijah Gutierrez, Alaska National Guard Counter Drug Support Program

Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast

Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).

Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Source: npr

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