The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.
Medicine has a rocky history with addiction. Many of us are well aware of the harm done by pharmaceutical companies, as they reintroduced us to opiates. This has led to a hesitancy to trust medicine. This episode is aiming to lower that hesitancy.
Eastern Kentucky Recovery, along with many other providers, uses medicine as a tool to help people see clearly and break the continuous grip addiction has on the mind. We talk about what specific medicines are used for in this process.
The medical field is continuously progressing. There is a portion of people working in this field that are truly here to help. It is unfortunate, but in some cases, medicine is necessary in keeping addictions at bay.
These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.
Listen to our first episode at Eastern Kentucky Recovery with this link.
Mentioned and Related Episodes:
Someone Who Knows - Brenda Drennen from Shepherd's Shelter/Ross Rehab
Dr. Kassis with Dr. Kennon - The Medicine and Science of Addiction
Dr. Alex Elswick - The True Roots of Recovery - Part One
Dr. Alex Elswick - The True Roots of Recovery - Part Two
Scott Seitz - A Holistic Approach
Find Eastern Kentucky Recovery:
475 Shoppers Dr
Winchester, KY 40391
Phone: (859) 355-5010
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The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).
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