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What Exactly is Opioid Addiction?

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Interviewer: We know here in the United States, the opioid crisis and the addiction to those drugs is a real concern. But when it comes to the medical side of things, what is opioid addiction?

Joining us today is Dr. Elizabeth Howell. She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Fellowship at University of Utah Health and Huntsman Mental Health Institute. Now, Dr. Howell, just to kind of start out, like, when it comes to your perspective, what is opioid addiction?

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Addiction is often more than strictly behavioral or psychological. It can be genetic, social, and in the case of Opioid Use Disorder, the regular use of the drugs can change the very physiology of the brain. Addiction Medicine specialist, Dr. Elizabeth Howell explains what addiction really is and how we can better understand, treat, and prevent the condition through this understanding.

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Wed, 02/01/2023 - 13:13

Health Hack: Ibuprofen Instead of Opioids

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Announcer: "Health Hacks" with Dr. Troy Madsen on The Scope.

Dr. Madsen: Today's health hack is using a combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen instead of an opioid for injuries and pain from those injuries. This is all based on a study. Came out in the Journal of the American Medical Association a few months ago. It was eye-opening for me, for a lot of people I work with because we've always assumed that opioids worked better.

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Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen shares a recent eye-opening study about using over-the-counter pain relievers rather than opioids. Learn how to safely treat your pain on this Health Hack.

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Thu, 02/02/2023 - 01:59

You Are More Likely to Die from an Opioid Overdose than a Car Crash

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Announcer: Health information from experts supported by research. From University of Utah Health, this is thescoperadio.com.

Interviewer: Dr. Jennifer Plumb is one of the founders of utahnaloxone.org and is also in pediatric emergency medicine at University of Utah Health. From what I understand, the chances of me dying from an opioid-based overdose now is greater than me dying in a car crash. That shocked me when I heard that. Does that shock you? Should I be shocked?

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It may shock you, but recent studies show you are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than automobile accidents, falls or even a firearm assault. Pediatric emergency medicine physician Dr. Jennifer Plumb talks about the extreme dangers of opioids, and how changing our way of thinking can make ourselves safer and smarter around the drugs.

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Thu, 02/02/2023 - 01:59