Body of Work podcast: The opioid epidemic in America

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Dr. Thomas Kosten with Erin Blair, Body of Work host

More than 130 fatal opioid overdoses occur every day in the United States, and an estimated 1.7 million Americans are suffering from substance use disorders related to opioid pain relievers.

Dr. Thomas Kosten, a psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, discusses the rise of opioid addiction, why it’s become a public health crisis, and potential long-term solutions on the Body of Work podcast.

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