Twenty years ago, a lot of Icelandic teens were drinking too much. But an innovative program changed that.
This hour, we talk with the American researcher who helped combat the problem by tapping into natural highs — like sports. If the program has worked, why aren’t other countries following suit? We find out.
Back in the States, doctors are working to prevent painkillers from being over-prescribed. We learn how Kaiser Permanente in Southern California re-trained medical professionals to help patients with pain. It’s part of an effort to curb opioid addiction.
Are more doctors across the country changing their approach to prescribing painkillers?
And later, a Connecticut mother shares her daughter’s story of addiction, while mourning her loss.
- Harvey Milkman - Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Visiting Professor at Reykjavik University
- Sam Quinones - Freelance Writer, Author of The Atlantic piece, The California Doctors Who Found a Way to Quit Overprescribing Opioids, Author of book, Dreamland: The True tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
- Amy Johnson - Longtime Granby Resident
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.