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Sharon's Journey - Opioid Addiction Series Part 1

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9:40 AM

In episode one, we speak with Sharon, a mother of five from suburban Chicago who describes how she fell into opioid addiction after undergoing a surgical procedure to address her chronic pain.

In this three-part series, we’ll be examining the opioid epidemic in America, which is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands every year and has been declared a nationwide public health emergency by the U.S. government.  
 
If you or someone you know needs help with addiction, please visit NorthShore's Drug Treatment Programs.

 Part 2 | Part 3