Health and Wellness

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Denise Krochta

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Rally for Support

Denise does three interviews this week.  All related to the opioid crisis/epidemic.
You will hear from Judy Rummler, of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation and Fed Up grass roots coalition about the Fed Up Rally in Washington DC on October 3, 2015.  (Two weeks ago we heard from Greg Williams, campaign director of the Unite to Face Addiction Rally also in Washington DC on the same weekend).
We will hear from Gretchen Bergman, from A New Path, an organization that works to reduce the stigma associated with addictive illness through education and compassionate support and to advocate for therapeutic rather than punitive policies.  She will be talking to Denise about the unique event they have each year called Strut For Sobriety.
The last interview will be with Dr. Scott Ricke, who is associated with medically Assisted Treatments for opioid addicts, who will help answer this question: After an addict has been detoxed and clean and sober for an extended period (maybe at a 30-60 day treatment center program orin the criminal justice system) and then relapses shortly after that period of sobriety, why are many of them overdosing and dying sometimes after only one time use?  They will be talking about the physical and mental considerations in this short interview.
Don’t forget to check out Present Moments Recovery if you are a man in need or know one who can use some help with their addictions.