Health and Wellness

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Denise Krochta

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Prescription Drug Addiction, Suboxone, Pain Management

Do you have any unanswered questions about the above topics? As a mom of an opioid addict, Denise has many questions and on this show asks Dr. Laura Yard, who has spent most of her medical career in the field of Anesthesia and Pain Management, to talk about these topics. Dr. Yard explains about the evolution of prescription drugs for cancer treatment to treatment of chronic pain and beyond. Listen carefully and you might hear some of the questions you have explained in a simple, effective way. Dr. Yard, who sees many addicts in her practice, tells us what she sees and what she feels is logical when it comes to treatment and assessment. She also, in her practice, finds it beneficial sometimes, to prescribe Suboxone and tells us why.

During the interview Dr. Yard speaks about the book “Healing the Addicted Brain” by Dr. Harold Urschel as a great resource for families and addicts alike, to understand this brain disease.