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Season 4 Episode 9

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Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid abuse and addiction have been major problems in Utah for many years. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of injury death in Utah, outpacing deaths due to firearms, falls, and motor vehicle crashes. We discuss the dangers associated with opioids, and what is being done to reduce their use in Utah. Learn about the steps being taken that could bring positive change in Utah.

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VA Pain Management Program

When a Utah veteran unexpectedly found himself in the throes of addiction, he didn't know where to turn for help. Faced with the risk of permanantly losing his family and his life, he eventually found success through a pain management program at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center. We hear his story of hope, and how this program is changing lives for other families as well.