Episode 15: Opioid Use: Illicitly Manufactured Fentanyl and Social Media Entangle the Crisis
With the rise of illicitly manufactured fentanyl, drug purchases through social media, and the compounding effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, opioid deaths are now the leading cause of preventable death among people ages 18 to 45.
Dr. Marianne Fingerhood joins the show to discuss. She is an expert in safe opioid prescribing, identification and treatment of opioid use disorder.
Podcast References and Resources
- “Talk: They Hear You”
- Before It’s Too Late
- National Harm Reduction Coalition
- SAMHSA National Helpline
- 211md.org or call 211
- For immediate help, call 1-800-662-HELP
- For immediate help, text your zip code to 435748 to access online treatment