The opioid scourge plaguing Ohio and claiming record numbers of lives is a public health crisis. We'll talk with ideastream's "Be Well" health team who have been following the ramifications of this epidemic. We'll discuss the biology of addiction, barriers for treatment and the lifesaving role, thanks to overdose antidote Narcan, now played by first responders.
-Kay Colby, Managing Producer of Health, ideastream
-Marlene Harris-Taylor, Be Well Health Reporter, ideastream
-Lecia Bushak, Be Well Health Reporter, ideastream
-Dr. Jason Jerry, National Addiction Specialist & Former Member, Northeast Ohio Heroin and Opioid Task Force
-Eric Deggans, TV Critic, NPR