Welcome to the High Truths on Drugs and Addiction Season Finale.
This High Truths finale is dedicated to you and to answering your questions.
The CDC announced that our predicted 12-month overdose rate has exceeded 100,000 people. That’s like an airplane a day falling out of the sky. More people 18 to 45 year old died of fentanyl then died of COVID. And while fentanyl is the driver of deaths, I have not met a single patient that used fentanyl that did not start out priming their brain at a young age with marijuana. Not one.
Listen to our esteemed experts as they share High Truths Highlights of 2021 and Hopes for 2022.
Dr. Bertha Madras is a professor of psychobiology at Harvard Medical School and former Deputy Director for Demand Reduction at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, ONDCP. She has numerous scientific publications, courses, patents, and awards. I followed Dr. Madras’s service at ONDCP and she has been an invaluable mentor.
Dr. Ken Finn practices pain medicine in Colorado, he is the editor of the first medical textbook on Cannabis in Medicine, is President of the American Board of Pain Medicine, and is my colleague as Vice President of IASIC, the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis.
Joe Eberstein is a certified prevention specialist and member of SAMHSA region 9 Prevention Technology Transfer Center. He is the program manager for the San Diego Marijuana Prevention Initiative and is my colleague at CCR, Center for Community Research.
Can the public health solution to drug overdoses follow the public health model for COVID?Can we do contact tracing for overdoses like we do...
Sandy Schneider, MD, FACEP, is associate executive director and past president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, ACEP. Dr Schneider is also the...
How do we educate our youth on the dangers of fentanyl? Song for Charlie has free educational resources. Listen to a conversation with Ed...