Opioid Addiction

Lyzzi Borkenhagan

In this fact-heavy episode of Chemical World, hosts give a background of drugs and how they have been used for political gain and to start wars. Hosts also draw lines connecting drug laws to continued systemic racism and injustice in the United States and around the world.

Chemical World Offers a Fresh Perspective on Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Jun 30, 2020
Lyzzi Borkenhagan

Membership Director Kenna Crampton and Peer Recorvery Coach at Mind Spring Health Maggie Seldeen debut their new Public Affairs show Chemical World. This program aims to de-stigmatize drug addiction and mental health,  discuss different recovery models and harm reduction programs and explore evidence based practices in treating addiction. Topics will include the history of drug laws, connections between poverty and drug addiction as well as personal recovery stories. 

Jarid Rollins

As part of a KDNK series on opioid addiction and treatment,  Jarid Rollins -- director of the Community Opioid Treatment Strategy Coalition - sat down with Jessica Eaddy from the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention to talk about Drug statistics, physician accountability, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, treatment in the Roaring Fork Valley, and more.

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  As part of our series on opioid addiction and treatment, Jarid Rollins, director of the Community Opioid Treatment Strategy Coalition sat down with Janelle Duhon of Recovery Resources to talk about detox, family support, and treatment for those struggling with addiction.

 

Courtesy Aspire Recovery for Women

KDNK is partnering with the Community Opioid Treatment Strategy Coalition to produce a series of interviews that bring awareness to opioid use and addiction. This week Coalition Director Jarid Rollins speaks with Mary Mike Haley, clinical director of Aspire Recovery for Women in Carbondale. Jarid and Mary Mike discuss outpatient programs, how somatic experiences are used to treat underlying trauma, and the stigma many women face in seeking help for addiction.

Courtesy Griffin Jarzombek

KDNK is partnering with the Community Opioid Treatment Strategy Coalition to produce a series of interviews that bring awareness to opioid use and addiction. In this interview, Coalition Director Jarid Rollins speaks with Griffin Jarzombek, Program Supervisor for the Outpatient Program at Jaywalker Lodge. Jarid and Griffin discuss myths about opioid abuse, Jaywalker's treatment approach, and life after recovery.

Jarid Rollins

A local coalition is forming around how to address opioid addiction and substance abuse in our communities. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Jarid Rollins of Midvalley Family Practice about this initiative. The first public meeting is on Wednesday, August 28 at Carbondale Library at 6pm.

When he was police chief of Stanwood, Wash., population 7,000, Ty Trenary thought rural communities like his were immune from the opioid crisis.

Then, one day, a mother walked through his door and said, "Chief, you have a heroin problem in your community."

"And I remember thinking, 'Well that's not possible,' " Trenary recalls. "This is Stanwood and heroin is in big cities with homeless populations. It's not in rural America."

Congressman Scott Tipton on the Worsening Opioid Crisis

Mar 14, 2018
Rep. Scott Tipton

The Centers for Disease Control reports that the opioid crisis in the US is getting worse. From July, 2016 through September, 2017, opioid overdoses went up 30% in 45 states, 70% in the Midwest, and large cities in 16 states witnessed an increase of 54%. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh asked Congressman Scott Tipton why some of what the Federal government is doing is not enough.

Rep. Scott Tipton

 


September is projected to be one of the most challenging months this year for Congress. News Director Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Colorado Representative Scott Tipton about disaster relief, federal debt, tax cuts and replacing DACA.