This week: Heroin addiction, organic foods and more
Finding a treatment program and overcoming an addition to heroin or another opioid is difficult but not impossible, says Dr. Ross Sullivan. Sullivan is director of medical toxicology at Upstate Medical University.
Sullivan tells how the effort to control pain medically helped create the current addiction crisis. Recent restrictions on prescription drugs have led to a flood of cheap heroin to fill the gap, he says, and current treatment options are inadequate to fight the high addiction rates.
He outlines how the Upstate New York Poison Center, which can be reached at (800) 222-1222, offers information and help to schools and the general public.
Also this week: the value of eating organic foods, and lung and esophageal cancer.
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