Rural Drug Abuse Podcast – The Old

Rural Drug Abuse Podcast – The Old


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Whether it is the passing of medical or recreational marijuana laws, the increasing availability of prescription medications, or the growing access to synthetic drugs, rural America is seeing the negative effects on their streets and in their hospitals. These topics will be presented in a three part podcast series entitled Rural Drug Abuse. Mike Wenger, Director of Client Services, retired paramedic and drug prevention specialist will also discuss additional topics including the increasing us of Narcan by the public for heroin overdose, the prescribing of pain medications in the Emergency Department setting and the increasing use of state prescription monitoring programs.

 

Please enjoy this first episode, “The Old”, as Mike Wenger discusses┬áthe drugs that have been around for a while and continue to be problems.