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APM Presents: 'Substance Use & New Paths to Recovery' airs October 9 on WRVO

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Addiction is at an all-time high in the United States and the results are deadly. During the COVID-19 pandemic, binge drinking increased by 21 percent and drug overdoses claimed more than 100,000 lives in just a 12-month period.

What causes a person to develop an addiction? Why are substance use disorders so complicated to treat? What new treatments are giving people hope that recovery is possible?

This program shares the experiences of people who are managing substance use disorders, and leading experts working to transform the substance use disorder treatment field while decriminalizing the conversation about addiction disorders.

"Substance Use & New Paths to Recovery" from American Public Media airs Monday, October 9 at 3 p.m. on WRVO. Listen on-air, online and with your smart speaker. Just ask it to "play WRVO."