Opioid Epidemic: Why Are We in So Much Pain?

October 31, 2017
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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The opioid epidemic is staggering! Opioid overdose deaths soared to over 200 percent since 2000, and at least 91 Americans die each day from an opioid OD! No wonder President Trump just declared it a public health emergency. Today's guests, Dr. Alexis Carayannopoulos and Dr. Joseph Audette, are top addiction and pain medicine experts. We follow them into the complex world of painkillers, patients, physicians and prescriptions to understand how things began spinning out of control and became the crisis it is today. You'll hear how the pendulum in medicine has changed: from doctors being encouraged to be more generous with pain meds so that patients didn't suffer to their now being encouraged to withhold pain meds - and Big Brother government is counting every pill. The crisis has gotten so bad that even dogs are almost dying because of inadvertently sniffing opioids and requiring the antidote Narcan to survive.

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Everyday we are bombarded with stories in our newspapers, on television and on the radio that make it seem as though society is spiraling out of control. But just when everything in the world seems insane, Dr. Carole Lieberman creates a sanctuary for sanity. Call or log in to get help making sense of these turbulent times or just for advice from a soothing voice. “Dr. Carole’s Couch” broadcasts each Tuesday at 1pm Pacific (4pm Eastern) on the VoiceAmerica Channel.

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Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman is the psychiatrist the world trusts for help coping with today's times. She is also the preeminent authority on the psychology of show biz and the psychological influence of media. A multiple Emmy award-winner, Dr. Lieberman has spent over a decade analyzing the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and host on all major media outlets. She has appeared on "Oprah", CNN, “Entertainment Tonight, “Good Morning America”, "The Today Show", “The O’Reilly Factor”, Court TV, the BBC, and numerous other high profile shows. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including those from the Writers Guild of America, City of Los Angeles and the Film Advisory Board. Dr. Carole's latest book, Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted, a psychological survival guide, has recently been released. She maintains a star-studded practice in Beverly Hills and is listed in numerous Who’s Who directories.

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