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Addiction and Public Health Reform

Addiction and Public Health Reform

Renee's guest is Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City health commissioner, emergency room physician, and patient advocate. Renee visits the Baltimore City Health Department to talk with Dr. Wen about the country's struggle to manage pain, physician responsibility in prescribing powerful painkillers, harm-reduction techniques like needle exchange, and the accessibility of overdose-reversal drugs.
S11 E39 Length 29:11 Premiere: 7.22.16

Addiction and Public Health Reform

According to Dr. Leana Wen, only 11 percent of individuals with a substance use disorder in the United States get the help they need to overcome their addiction. She attributes that dismal statistic to a lack of treatment options and the stigma that still dogs those who abuse drugs or alcohol.

“If you are wealthy and you’re insured, then addiction is a disease because you can check yourself into a medical clinic and get treated,” Wen says. “But if you’re poor, if you’re uninsured, then addiction is a moral failing and therefore if you end up in jail or you end up dead, then somehow it’s a personal choice that you made.”

Wen is an emergency room physician and the Baltimore City Health Commissioner. She appeared on Connections to discuss the opioid crisis in America and how new views on addiction are changing approaches to treatment. The conversation is part of KET’s Inside Opioid Addiction initiative.

The Changing Face of Addiction
Earlier drug scourges, such as the rise of crack cocaine in the 1980s, were generally seen to be a problem of poor and minority neighborhoods in the inner city. But the current opioid and heroin crisis has touched all demographic groups in urban and rural areas. In Baltimore, a city of some 620,000 people, Wen says more than 20,000 citizens use heroin, and tens of thousands more are addicted to other substances.

The result, she says, is an epidemic that affects the fabric of the entire community. And for better or worse, the issue has become part of the national conversation now that middle and upper class white families are being impacted.

“We… can’t talk about the treatment for addiction without addressing the fact that, yes, there are significant injustices that have occurred,” Wen says. “That we have been incarcerating individuals who have addiction, who have mental illness, that there are discriminatory policies around drugs, around policing, around so many other things that have gotten us to where we are, and we have to call out these injustices.”

That inequality has contributed to a slow response in building the infrastructure needed to the treat those with a heroin or opioid addiction. Wen says she’s seen many patients in her ER who are in the depths of their addiction and desperate for help. She says that she’s forced to tell those individuals that she can’t get them into a recovery program for weeks or even months due to a lack of treatment options.

“We would never say that someone with any other disease,” Wen says. “Somebody who comes in with chest pain, we would never say, ‘I’m sorry that you have a heart attack. If you’re not dead in three months, come back and see me.’”

The stigma against addiction also affects the availability of drugs known to help treat addiction or revive overdose victims. For example, Wen says some people still believe medication-assisted treatments that use pharmaceuticals to reduce addictive cravings actually promote drug use. But, she says, research shows that the opposite is true.

To help reduce overdose-related deaths Wen implemented an initiative that has trained 11,000 first responders, drug users, and citizens how to administer the overdose reversal drug Naloxone. In the first six months of the program, Wen says police have saved 30 lives. Yet she says some opponents argue that the effort will encourage continued drug use. She counters that criticism by saying no one would recommend depriving someone with a deadly peanut allergy from easy access to life-saving epinephrine.

From Prescription Pain Pills to Addiction
Scientists estimate that about 80 percent of those who abuse heroin started on their path to addiction by taking a legally prescribed painkiller. Looking back on her time as an ER doctor, Wen says she now regrets some of the prescriptions she wrote for pain relievers such as Vicodin or Percocet, yet she believes doctors aren’t totally to blame for the addiction crisis.

“The problem is that our culture has changed to one of ‘a pill for every pain,’ and the expectation by patients is also that we need the quick fix,” Wen says.

She says doctors need better training on how to help alleviate pain. Such measures would include: consulting with patients about their history with pain and addictive behaviors; offering alternative treatments for pain such as physical therapy; or simply telling a patient to take Tylenol and wait for the pain to subside.

“We’re still prescribing enough opioids every year for every adult American to have their own bottle,” says Wen. “That’s crazy.”

Wen says consumers should be encouraged to question their doctor if they prescribe a powerful painkiller, asking if they truly need that drug and if there are appropriate alternatives.

She also credits the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for recently releasing new guidelines for prescribing opioid-based medicines. Wen summarizes these recommendations as “start low and go slow,” meaning doctors should prescribe the minimum amount of painkillers for the least number of days. She says there’s no reason to give a patient 100 pills for minor pain, especially when the excess medicine could lead to an addiction.

Another troubling trend, according to Wen, is the rise of Fentanyl, a narcotic that she says is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. Some drug dealers give unsuspecting customers heroin that’s mixed with Fentanyl, which can lead to an overdose. Wen says between 2013 and 2015, there was a seven-fold increase in the number of people dying from a Fentanyl-related overdose in Baltimore. Now, she says more residents die from overdoses than from homicides.

A Call for More Funding
Wen is pleased that politicians and government officials are focusing more on addiction and treatment, including a decision by Congress to lift a federal ban on funding needle exchange programs. Despite fears that such initiatives promote drug use by allowing addicts to trade used needles for new, clean ones, Wen says the exchanges are critical to reducing the transmission of blood-borne diseases like HIV and Hepatitis C.

She says that Baltimore now has 24 needle-exchange locations, and in the past 15 years the program has helped reduce HIV rates among intravenous drug users from 64 percent to 8 percent.

But Wen says much more funding is needed to address the addiction crisis.

“If we agree that addiction is a disease, we know what works,” Wen says. “It’s medication-assisted treatment, and it’s psycho-social treatment and wrap-around services like housing and employment. So what is the commitment to action? How are we going to fund these programs?”

Wen says she advocates for funding to go directly to local jurisdictions that have the greatest addiction needs to address, rather than having the money filter down through state governments or multiple bureaucratic agencies. She also hopes the nation will move to a system of addiction “treatment on demand,” whereby anyone who goes to an emergency room with an addiction or mental health crisis can receive immediate treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

foundation_logo2013This KET production is part of the Inside Opioid Addiction initiative, funded in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Allison Joseph is the author of six poetry books. She teaches at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, where she helped found {Crab Orchard Review}, a literary journal, and the Young Writers Workshop, a co-ed residential summer program for teen writers.

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Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear - S11 E11

Renee speaks with Jane Beshear, former first lady of Kentucky, about her policy initiatives and programs during her time in the Governor's Mansion.

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University of Kentucky professor Wayne Lewis, Ph.D., author of "The Politics of Parent Choice in Public Education" and the forthcoming, "Black Choice", talks about charter school legislation in Kentucky and its effectiveness in other states in narrowing the achievement gap.

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Renee Shaw talks with authors Silas House, Gwenda Bond and Julian Thomas about their work that will be highlighted at the 40th annual Kentucky Book Festival held in Lexington in November. Then, Sara Woods, festival director for Kentucky Humanities, talks about the schedule that includes virtual and in-person events during the week, including a Saturday event featuring 140 authors.

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Anthony Smith - S11 E16

Anthony Smith, CEO of Cities United, a national network of communities focused on eliminating violence related to African American males, talks about the violence-curbing initiatives he helped create in Louisville including the Right Turn program for teenagers 16 to 19 who have committed minor infractions that have landed them in the court system.

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Andrew Brennen - S11 E17

Renee speaks with Andrew Brennen, national field director for Student Voice, a for-students-by-students nonprofit organization spearheading a social movement to integrate student voices into the global education conversation. He is also co-founder, director of the Student Voice Team at the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

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A Tribute to Georgia Davis Powers - S11 E18

In this special episode, Renee and her guests Raoul Cunningham, president of the Louisville NAACP, and State Sen. Gerald Neal celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights pioneer and former Kentucky Sen. Georgia Davis Powers, the first African-American and first woman elected to the Kentucky Senate. Powers died January 30, 2016 at the age of 92. The program features never-before-seen footage of an interview Renee conducted with Powers two years ago.

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Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention - S11 E24

Jill Seyfred, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, discusses efforts to increase awareness and prevention of child abuse in the state.

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes - S11 E25

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes talks about her legislative agenda and the new online voter registration portal.

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Crystal Wilkinson - S11 E26

Affrilachian poet and author Crystal Wilkinson talks about her first novel, "The Birds of Opulence", that tackles the issue of mental illness and the plight of the African American female experience in the South.

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Dr. Erin Frazier - S11 E27

Renee's guest is Dr. Erin Frazier, a pediatrician with Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. She also serves as medical director at Children's Hospital Foundation Office of Child Advocacy and chair of the Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse. Dr. Frazier discusses coping techniques for parents that can prevent child abuse. She specializes in educating parents and caregivers about the dangers of shaking infants and strategies for dealing with persistent crying babies.

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Gretchen Hunt - S11 E28

Renee's guest is Gretchen Hunt, who heads the Office of Victims Advocacy within the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General. She talks about recent legislative successes in protecting women from violent crime. Hunt was a leader in helping to advocate for passage of Kentucky's Human Trafficking Victims Rights Act.

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Kishonna Gray - S11 E29

Renee's guest is Dr. Kishonna Gray, assistant professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. She is also the founder and director of the Critical Gaming Lab housed in the School of Justice Studies. Dr. Gray also holds a joint position in Women & Gender Studies and is an affiliate faculty in the African/African-American Studies Program. Her research and teaching interests incorporate an intersecting focus on identity, culture, and new media.

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Oral Health Care In Kentucky - S11 E30

Renee and her guests Lacey McNary, a health policy consultant and principal of McNary and Associates and Dr. Laura Hancock Jones, a dentist working with the UK College of Dentistry Public Health Division's Western Kentucky Dental Outreach Program and chair of the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition, discuss the state of oral health in Kentucky. Part of KET's "Inside Oral Health Care" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Connections - S17 E11

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Jessie Laine Powell - S11 E31

Lexington-based national recording jazz artist Jessie Laine Powell performs and discusses her new album, "Fill the Void". Powell talks about how her teenage daughter inspired the song, "You're Okay."

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Scott Hesseltine - S11 E32

Scott Hesseltine, vice president of addiction services at Seven Counties Services, discusses new models of treatment to help those with opioid abuse disorders recover. He also talks about a new facility that serves expectant mothers with addiction throughout their pregnancy with wraparound services to get them on the path to recovery. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Dr. Lynne Saddler - S11 E33

Dr. Lynne Saddler, district director of health at the Northern Kentucky Health Department, talks about the heroin epidemic in Northern Kentucky. She discusses current community efforts and the impact of a syringe exchange program. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Fayette County Veterans Treatment Court - S11 E34

Kathy Vasquez, veterans justice outreach specialist, and Elton Terry, recovery coordinator, with the Lexington VA Medical Center, talk about the Fayette County Veterans Treatment Court (FCVTC). The FCVTC program provides court-supervised treatment for veterans as an alternative to incarceration, services and treatments address substance abuse and/or mental health; connection to benefits; and help with housing, employment, and education. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Jason Merrick - S11 E35

Jason Merrick, director of inmate addiction services at the Kenton County Detention Center, discusses the inmate drug and alcohol treatment program he launched consisting of counseling sessions, time for inmates to pursue their GED certificates, and attend 12-step programs. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Connections - S17 E13

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Connections - S17 E12

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Kimberly Johnson - S11 E36

Renee's guest is Kimberly Johnson, Ph.D., director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment for the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Center for Substance Abuse promotes community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery services for individuals and families in every community. Taped at the SAMHSA headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, Renee talks with Dr. Johnson about the nation's reliance on high-powered pain killers to manage pain, addiction recovery models, drug abuse prevention, and more. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack - S11 E37

From the USDA in Washington, D.C., Renee talks with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who discusses the White House's response to the opioid addiction epidemic sweeping the nation, and the Obama Administration's budget proposal to invest more than $1 billion dollars in addiction treatment. Secretary Vilsack is personally familiar with addiction as he watched his adoptive mother struggle with drug use before she eventually found a path to sobriety. He and Renee discuss the challenges of treating addicts in rural areas, the connections between poverty and addiction, drug-monitoring programs to prevent doctor shopping, and the use of technology in recovery tools. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Terrence Walton - S11 E38

Renee's guest is Terrence Walton, chief operating officer of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Of the nearly 2.5 million people incarcerated in America, nearly half of them are in jail because of drug use and addiction. There are more than 3,000 drug courts across the nation to help those with substance-abuse disorders get and stay on the right side of the law. Renee talks with Terrence Walton in Baltimore, Maryland, about the success of drug courts in helping addicts recover and reducing crime. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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Dr. Leana Wen - S11 E39

Renee's guest is Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City health commissioner, emergency room physician, and patient advocate. Renee visits the Baltimore City Health Department to talk with Dr. Wen about the country's struggle to manage pain, physician responsibility in prescribing powerful painkillers, harm-reduction techniques like needle exchange, and the accessibility of overdose-reversal drugs. Part of KET's "Inside Opioid Addiction" initiative, funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

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The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia - Gerald Smith - S11 E3

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Devine Carama - S17 E7

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Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk - S11 E2

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Kinship Care - S10 E46

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Faith Politics - S10 E45

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JoAnne Wheeler Bland - S10 E44

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Andre Taylor - S10 E43

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Rufus Friday - S17 E6

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Aaron Thompson - S17 E5

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Infant Nutrition and Breastfeeding - S10 E42

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Cathe Dykstra - Family Scholar House - S10 E41

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Gigi Butler - Gigi's Cupcakes - S10 E39

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Cathy Zion - Zion Publications LLC - S10 E38

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Diabetes Epidemic - S10 E20

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Susan and Morgan Guess - S10 E34

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Jay Williams - S10 E33

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Pellom McDaniels - S10 E30

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Kiley Lane Parker - S10 E29

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Whitney Austin - Reducing Gun Violence - S17 E4

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Filmmaker Sarah Burns - S17 E3

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Kevin Chapman - S10 E28

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Kendell Nash - ECHO - S10 E27

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Season 11 Episodes

Businessman Phil Wilkins

S11 E43 Length 26:31 Premiere Date 8.19.16

Training Business Leaders

S11 E42 Length 26:21 Premiere Date 8.12.16

NBA Great Dominique Wilkins

S11 E41 Length 27:47 Premiere Date 8.5.16

DEA Agent Gary Tuggle

S11 E40 Length 27:47 Premiere Date 7.29.16

Addiction and Public Health Reform

S11 E39 Length 29:11 Premiere Date 7.22.16

Addiction and the Criminal Justice System

S11 E38 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 7.15.16

Addiction in Rural Communities

S11 E37 Length 29:26 Premiere Date 7.7.16

Addiction and Mental Health

S11 E36 Length 29:06 Premiere Date 7.1.16

Recovery Services for Inmates

S11 E35 Length 28:26 Premiere Date 6.24.16

Veterans Treatment Court

S11 E34 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 6.17.16

Opioid Epidemic in Northern Ky.

S11 E33 Length 27:21 Premiere Date 6.10.16

Treatment Models for Addiction

S11 E32 Length 27:51 Premiere Date 6.3.16

Jazz Vocalist Jessie Laine Powell

S11 E31 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 5.27.16

Kentucky Oral Health Coalition

S11 E30 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 5.20.16

Dr. Kishonna Gray on Gaming

S11 E29 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 5.13.16

Advocating for Victims Rights

S11 E28 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 5.6.16

Advice for Parents on Coping Techniques

S11 E27 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 4.29.16

Author and Poet Crystal Wilkinson

S11 E26 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 4.22.16

Secretary Grimes on Voting Access

S11 E25 Length 28:31 Premiere Date 4.15.16

Child Abuse and Neglect

S11 E24 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 4.8.16

Overcoming Eating Disorders

S11 E21 Length 28:59 Premiere Date 2.26.16

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton

S11 E19 Length 28:16 Premiere Date 2.12.16

Remembering Georgia Davis Powers

S11 E18 Length 29:31 Premiere Date 2.5.16

Giving Students a Voice

S11 E17 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 1.29.16

Addressing Youth Violence

S11 E16 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 1.22.16

Professor Wayne Lewis

S11 E15 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 1.15.16

Ed. Commissioner Stephen Pruitt

S11 E14 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 1.8.16

State Sen. Julie Raque Adams

S11 E13 Length 28:31 Premiere Date 1.1.16

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear

S11 E11 Length 28:57 Premiere Date 12.11.15

Miss Kentucky Clark Davis

S11 E10 Length 29:03 Premiere Date 11.20.15

Ari Berman on Voting Rights

S11 E9 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.13.15

Poet Allison Joseph

S11 E8 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.6.15

Journalist Dorothy Gilliam

S11 E7 Length 28:41 Premiere Date 10.30.15

Author Jacinda Townsend

S11 E6 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 10.9.15

Kellie Blair Hardt

S11 E5 Length 28:16 Premiere Date 10.2.15

Childhood Cancer

S11 E4 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 9.25.15

Kentucky African-American Encyclopedia

S11 E3 Length 28:11 Premiere Date 9.18.15

Manny Caulk

S11 E2 Length 28:09 Premiere Date 9.11.15

25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

S11 E1 Length 28:31 Premiere Date 9.3.15

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