Today’s guest on Break the Chains know quite a lot about the opiate epidemic. Our guest author, Tricia Abney was herself addicted to opiates for years and she paid dearly for it. She’s going to tell us a little bit about her background and then she’ll fill us in on just what opiates are and why they have become such a problem. She details that and much more in her new book “Opiate Addiction; The Painkiller Epidemic, Heroin Addiction and the Way Out” available on Amazon, oh and by the way her pen name is Tate Adams.
And we’ll also be talking to Dan Duncan, and Dan is the Associate Executive Director for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in the St. Louis area. And he is been with the council since 1995 and has worked in the substance abuse field for the past 30 years. He oversees the largest Alcohol and Drug Resource Center in metropolitan St. Louis and he will be talking with us about that and the heroin problem later.