Opiate Addiction: Misconceptions about Medically-Assisted Treatments
August 21, 2016•20 min
Host: Shira Johnson, MD
Opiate addiction is rapidly becoming one of the biggest health crises in the United States today. Opiates have killed more than 28,000 people in 2014 and opioid deaths outnumber motor vehicle accidents and gunshot fatalities. Dr. Shira Johnson talks with Dr. Kenji Oyasu, the Executive Medical Director for Brightside Clinic in Northbrook, Illinois. They discuss common misconceptions about medically-assisted treatments for opiate addiction.