Opioids in Alaska

first_imgOpioid abuse and addiction is a national crisis and Alaska is suffering the impacts of prescription and illegal drug problems right along with the rest of the country. An upcoming summit on opioid abuse will take place in Palmer this week on August 4, and the nation’s top Health and Veterans officials will be here for it.Listen NowHydrocodone (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)HOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Dr Jay Butler– State Chief Medical Officer-in studioDr. Shane Coleman – Doctor of psychiatry-in studioDr Vivek Murthy – U.S. Surgeon General-Vice Admiral – by phoneStatewide callersLink to the state’s heroin-opioid websiteParticipate:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img