The Original Guide to Men’s Health
Episode 18: Understanding and Managing Dependency, Addiction and Pain
Dependency is a biological problem; whereas addiction is a behavioral one. They each often start while managing pain. The opiate overdose crisis is the 3rd largest US epidemic since 1900. In this episode learn what opiates are, how they (and other drugs) suppress breathing which causes overdose death, and hear about new and widely available emergency and longer term treatments and support.
Dr. David Tauben M.D. Chief of Division of Pain Medicine, and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine, at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Physician at the Center for Pain Relief at UWMC-Roosevelt.