In this episode, Scott discusses the opioid epidemic and the 400+ deaths a day that are happening, which motivated him to write The Opioid Epidemic.
Scott discussed the current treatment paradigm which needs to be updated because after the 28 day “isolated residential process,” the patient typically returns to their home environment, resulting in a 95% relapse rate.
This episode also covers:
- Scott’s story with substance abuse
- How and why he wrote the book: The Opioid Epidemic
- How decriminalization can have unforeseen ramifications
- How the U.S. opioid epidemic has changed since he published his book
Listen to it in its entirety from the Opioid Matrix site here, or on Apple podcasts here, Spotify here, or on Google podcasts here.
If you are facing a situation with a loved one, spouse, or even a child that has started to spiral, please call me at 619-993-2738.
Scott is the Founder and CEO of Confidential Recovery, an drug counseling program for adults in San Diego.
About Scott H. Silverman: Scott has been fighting against addiction for over 20 years, one person, speech, and book at a time. You can buy a copy of his latest book “The Opioid Epidem