Guests: Matthew Felgus, MD, board certified in addiction medicine and psychiatry; Vanessa, a UW student recovering from addition
You've just been prescribed a painkiller - for pain! How could you possibly become addicted? What could possibly cause you to turn to heroin? With the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the spotlight has turned to the alarming numbers of people becoming addicted to prescription painkillers and then moving to heroin.
On this program, Dr. Matthew Felgus and Vanessa, a UW student who has suffered from addiction and been sober for the past 15 months, share their expertise and personal experience in exposing the dangerous world of opiate addiction.
To contact Dr. Felgus, call 608-257-1581. Vanessa suggests googling Young People In Recovery to understand the risk factors and signs leading to addiction and to seek help.