Lethal Doses

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America is hooked on opioids — by one count, there are currently more opioid prescriptions than people in the southeastern United States. This week, we we’re taking a deep dive into the causes of the opioid crisis. We speak to the author of Dreamland, Sam Quinones, on how communities have been torn apart by addiction. We hear from a surgeon and father who lost his son to opioid addiction. And we tackle the latest research on how opioid dependency is affecting so many Americans.

302 episodes available. A new episode about every 3 days averaging 28 mins duration .