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The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.These interviews have been with people from all around addiction: law enforcement, nurse practitioners, family members, and especially people in recovery. After over 60 episodes, we have looked at addiction from a pretty wide spread of angles. In this episode, we are trying to put it all together.We want our listeners to be able to hold all of the different perspectives in mind when we consider substance abuse. We want to be able to see it from more than just our own perspective. This episode features our host, Nate Brooks, trying to do this. While doing that, he walks us through some of the biggest lessons he has learned from running the show.These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Also, while you're here, help us out by taking this quick survey!24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-562 8909Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.Need help now? Call the Mountain Comp Care 24-Hour Helpline: 1-800-422-1060Learn more about the Kentucky State Police's Angel Initiative here.Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.After over 60 interviews, we have seen how important the Peer Support Specialist is. The job is important to people struggling with addiction, it is important to the person who gets to work as a PSS, and it is important to the whole community. Peer Support Specialists tie all the efforts of harm reduction together. They connect healthcare to the people who need healthcare. They build trust between groups that, historically, have never had trust.In this episode, we have compiled bits from our past catalogue to summarize the incredible work and importance of Peer Support Specialists. These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Also, while you're here, help us out by taking this quick survey!24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-562 8909Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.Need help now? Call the Mountain Comp Care 24-Hour Helpline: 1-800-422-1060Learn more about the Kentucky State Police's Angel Initiative here.Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.There is a chase happening in the world of chemistry. The list of drugs and chemicals being abused is growing so fast that no one can truly keep up. We are all aware of fentanyl at this point, but what most people do not realize is that fentanyl is an umbrella-term for a whole category of drugs. The terrifying fact is this: most people are unaware of the chemical mixtures out there. If someone thinks they are taking a Xanax pill, it could very easily be a counterfeit pill made with 5 different kinds of fentanyl. It is nearly impossible for anyone to know exactly what drugs and chemicals they are buying or selling. One place that can tell what is in a drug is the Kentucky State Police's forensic lab. On this episode, chemist Rebecca Stone tells us about the changing drug landscape from a chemical perspective. This science-heavy episode is not meant to bring a level of understanding, but just a basic awareness of what is out there. These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-562 8909Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.Need help now? Call the Mountain Comp Care 24-Hour Helpline: 1-800-422-1060Learn more about the Kentucky State Police's Angel Initiative here.Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.The hospital is a place no one wants to visit. A hospital can be a place of reckoning, especially in the instance of overdoses. Some hospitals are catching on and are looking to provide more effective care in these situations. In this case, King's Daughters Hospital in Ashland, KY is having peer support specialists from Pathways to be there, ready to connect with people in the wake of their moments of crisis.Richard Penick is one of these peer support specialists, and he is back for a second episode to share his work in the emergency department of the hospital. One of the main functions of his job is to connect the people he meets to the web of services available, helping people to achieve a full wraparound of treatment.These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.You can hear more of Richard's backstory with here.Richard is employed by Pathways, you can find them online at https://www.pathways-ky.org/ or reach them by phone at 606-324-1141.24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-562 8909Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.Need help now? Call the Mountain Comp Care 24-Hour Helpline: 1-800-422-1060Learn more about the Kentucky State Police's Angel Initiative here.Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.Richard Penick is helping bring recovery to the hospital. He spends some of his time working in the Emergency Department at King's Daughters Hospital in Ashland, KY. His main function there is simply to meet with people during moments of crisis, after receiving some emergency service. He is offering ways out of the messy and dangerous life many of the visitors know well. He can offer this because he has been there, too.In this episode, we are getting to know Richard Penick. The next episode in our series will be hearing about his involvement at the hospital. This guy is a testament to resiliency. We are lucky to have him as an example of as, in his own words, resurrection of life. These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Richard is employed by Pathways, you can find them online at https://www.pathways-ky.org/ or reach them by phone at 606-324-1141.24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-562 8909Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.Need help now? Call the Mountain Comp Care 24-Hour Helpline: 1-800-422-1060Learn more about the Kentucky State Police's Angel Initiative here.Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.AppHarvest is one of the premier new companies in Kentucky, selling their produce in a growing number of places. You can find their tomatoes in Kroger, Costco, and on a sandwich at Wendy's. This company is an image of success in eastern Kentucky. However, that isn't why we wanted to interview them. AppHarvest is one of the leading second-chance employers in the state. They are helping usher in a new era of employment, one that supports the workers available. They are hiring people with criminal records and histories of substance abuse, two sets of the population who have always been discarded as employees. What's more is they are realizing that these second-chance employees are outperforming the average employee and are contributing a great deal to the success of the company. In many ways, it seems like this company is simply investing in the workers available in the area, which is commonly known as the best practice in building an exceptional company.These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.This is all done with the help of the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) and the Employment Resource Network - Kentucky (ERN-KY). The Kentucky Fair Chance Academy through the state Chamber of Commerce has also assisted and is available to other companies interested in following this lead. Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.Need help now? Call the Mountain Comp Care 24-Hour Helpline: 1-800-422-1060Learn more about the Kentucky State Police's Angel Initiative here.Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.On this episode, our guests have conducted their own interviews with county inmates across Northeastern Kentucky. What they have heard over and over again is this: they aren't being offered anything that will help their situation improve. They are being held a while, then are released back into a world where they don't have any of the resources needed to start a more stable life, and then eventually are arrested again before seeing anything change for themselves.Many people say the jail has a revolving door, cycling the same people in and out for years, never really correcting any underlying issues. How can we break this cycle? This week, our guests are working on it.First Day Forward is a project ran by the Northeastern Kentucky Substance Use Response Coalition that is helping people leave jail with a plan, and sticking around for the journey after release. The program is based on the results from the interviews they conducted with inmates. In this episode, we learn about this program and even more about the issues faced by people as they re-enter society after incarceration.These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Mentioned episodes:In the Jailhouse Now - Neal Hamilton and David HowardFrom Crisis to Career - Will Arvin and Brandon HillTo learn more about First Day Forward, visit their website.Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.Need help now? Call the Mountain Comp Care 24-Hour Helpline: 1-800-422-1060Learn more about the Kentucky State Police's Angel Initiative here.Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.The Powell County Detention Center is the home of many bad memories for many people. In these walls, people often experience the lowest nights and months of their lives. This is the setting of misery, of desperation. People are aware of this, too. The workers know that jail is no way to get to the root of problems.What is needed to improve this jail experience? What would help us turn corners and make improvements? According to Neal Hamilton and David Howard, the Chief Deputy of the jail and the program director of our Substance Abuse Program, we have an incredible shortage of services. In this episode, we are going in the jailhouse to see what the struggles and limitations of the jail are. It seems like the people want to be doing more to help the inmates, but their hands are often tied and overburdened. It feels like this is the final net public services can use before people fall through the cracks. Hopefully, this episode doesn't come across as anything other than informative. The issues talked about here are much larger and more complicated than any single individual can change. If we want to improve this situation, we have to work together. These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.Need help now? Call the Mountain Comp Care 24-Hour Helpline: 1-800-422-1060Learn more about the Kentucky State Police's Angel Initiative here.Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.Drub abuse has plenty of negative effects on our region, but one of the most recognizable is on our workforce. A lot of people end up letting their drug usage overpower their desire to work and handle responsibilities, which leaves a significant shortage in the economy. Even after the addiction is addressed, many people still have more convictions than work experience. Considering how many people around here have had substance use disorder, this seems to be a pretty big issue. Shouldn't we be addressing this?Well, someone is. Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) is using funds from the US Department of Labor to run the Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities Project. This project is aimed at training people in recovery for a spread of jobs, some working in the harm reduction field and some not. They plan to begin this project in the Summer of 2022 throughout Eastern Kentucky, helping to train hundreds of people to join the workforce once again.These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.Need help now? Call the 24-Hour Helpline: 1-800-422-1060Mentioned Episodes:Reaching People with Felicia BowlingA Married Couple of Peer Support Specialists - Jeremy and Edna ThompsonTo learn more about Kentucky RHIO's Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities Project, visit their website.Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.Reaching people is a tricky thing to do. This is simply one of the biggest challenges in harm reduction. Still, once health departments and service providers finally reach the people they're trying to help, having an actual connection is found to be even more difficult. Felicia Bowling is the answer. Felicia is as a community health worker and peer support specialist. Her job is to look out for the general health of the entire community, especially as the health is effected by addiction. These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.Need help now? Call the Mountain Comp Care 24-Hour Helpline: 1-800-422-1060Learn more about the Kentucky State Police's Angel Initiative here.Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.People end up going to treatment for all kinds of reasons, but this one might be the best: Ale-8 and cigarettes. All James Oney wanted was to get out of his jail cell so he could enjoy Kentucky's favorite soft drink and ciggy in the sunshine, and Morehead Inspiration Center was willing to offer that.Offering treatment as an alternative to jail time is proving to be a life-changing practice, and it makes sense. You wouldn't expect people to choose to go to an around-the-clock facility on their own, where their freedoms are limited and people are monitoring them. Some people will only choose treatment as an alternative to jail time, and that's alright.If you give people a chance and reason to change, they might.These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.Need help now? Call the 24-Hour Helpline: 1-800-422-1060Contact Mountain Comprehensive Care at 606-886-8572 or online at https://www.mtcomp.org/Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.In nearly every business, people are the most valuable assets of the company. Having the right person in the right role is essential to success, no matter what you're trying to do. In this episode, we're interviewing someone who is undoubtably in the right role.Wendy Anderson is a Peer Support Specialist for S.P.A.R.K. Ministries in Stanton, KY. She spends a couple days a week helping at the Syringe Exchange Program, meeting with people who are actively using drugs and showing them alternatives.We're talking about the connection point that the Syringe Exchange provides. We're talking about the importance of a kind person. We're talking about giving people the option of turning their lives around. These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.Contact S.P.A.R.K. Ministries at (606) 344-4103or find them online at http://www.kyspark.org/contact.htmlKeep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.Homelessness is one of the most prolific problems we see today, even in rural Kentucky. Homelessness can overlap with several other issues, like domestic violence, mental illness, or substance abuse. Being homeless is also a bit of a quick-sand pit -- once you're in it, it can be very difficult to escape. In this episode, we're joined by someone who helped start the Powell Homeless Coalition in 2020 in Clay City, KY: Oshia Haddix. We talk about what homelessness looks like, what some of the hurdles of running this service are, and why people are hesitant to support these kinds of services.The overlap between substance abuse and homelessness is significant. In this episode, we get to see some of the ways these issues, and ways to improve these, is approached in rural Kentucky.These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.To contact, volunteer for, or donate to Powell Homeless Coalition, you can contact Oshia on her cell phone: 606-481-0420You can find their feeding program at:115 5th Avenue, Clay City, KY (across from Full Gospel Lighthouse)Donations should be made out to: PO Box 304Clay City, KY 40312Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.Several of our past guests that are in recovery have been through the drug court program, which is a specialty court ran by the government. It is an alternative to going to jail, and it requires a lot of cooperation from the participants. Essentially, if you can show that you are trying to recover, you can stay out of jail. On this episode, we are interviewing two people who help with drug court in Montgomery County: Angie Gregory and April Smith. This is part two of our previous conversation with these two ladies -- listen to the first part about the Jail Education Program with this link.At the very least, drug court is important for us to cover because so many people use it. In this episode, April and Angie are going to walk us through how it works.These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.Mentioned Episodes:Jarrett Rose and Brad Epperson - The Role of the Court System Jordan Shuler - The People Around You Bill Helton - One Man's StoryKeep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.For people arrested on drug charges, jail provides a unique opportunity: they have to stay in one place. People are kept in a place where they can actually sober up and be reached. This episode takes a look at what happens during this period. Many of our past guests have said they started finding recovery while in jail, seeing that as a time that the fog cleared. This clearing provides caregivers with a chance to catch people and help them make sure they don't end up back in jail someday.Angie Gregory and April Smith join our show to tell us a bit about why this time is important and what is being done to make as much impact as we can.These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.The police have a role to play in this drug epidemic. Lt. Jimmy Daniels tells us in this episode that policing cannot be the only thing done to curb the overdoses, but it is an important part. If you've heard many of our past episodes, you know that run-ins with the police lead a lot of people to recovery. Our guest this week brings 18 years of policing experience to our show. We aren't focusing much on any of the heart or theory behind what happens, we are simply talking about what actually happens.These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.A mother, a daughter, and a friend. In this episode, we’re talking about turning points. We’re talking about what it’s like to see people around you desperately needing a turning point of their own, and what happens if they don’t find one. These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.Medicine has a rocky history with addiction. Many of us are well aware of the harm done by pharmaceutical companies, as they reintroduced us to opiates. This has led to a hesitancy to trust medicine. This episode is aiming to lower that hesitancy. Eastern Kentucky Recovery, along with many other providers, uses medicine as a tool to help people see clearly and break the continuous grip addiction has on the mind. We talk about what specific medicines are used for in this process.The medical field is continuously progressing. There is a portion of people working in this field that are truly here to help. It is unfortunate, but in some cases, medicine is necessary in keeping addictions at bay. These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Listen to our first episode at Eastern Kentucky Recovery with this link.Mentioned and Related Episodes: Someone Who Knows - Brenda Drennen from Shepherd's Shelter/Ross RehabDr. Kassis with Dr. Kennon - The Medicine and Science of AddictionDr. Alex Elswick - The True Roots of Recovery - Part OneDr. Alex Elswick - The True Roots of Recovery - Part TwoScott Seitz - A Holistic ApproachFind Eastern Kentucky Recovery:475 Shoppers DrWinchester, KY 40391Phone: (859) 355-5010Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.We are visiting Eastern Kentucky Recovery in this episode to take a look behind the scenes of an intensive out-patient program. People needing treatment might come here for care after going through the initial steps of recovery at an in-patient facility. This out-patient program allows people to come receive treatment and return home at the end of the day.We are welcoming Tracy Fryman, founder of Central Kentucky Recovery and Eastern Kentucky Care. She is joined by Scott Seitz, who has been a guest on a previous episode. This episode covers several learning topics, including the effects of Hepatitis C, the importance of building relationships with patients in medical care, and how medicine can be used to effectively improve living conditions. These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Mentioned and Related Episodes: Scott Seitz - A Holistic ApproachSomeone Who Knows - Brenda Drennen from Shepherd's Shelter/Ross RehabFind Eastern Kentucky Recovery:475 Shoppers DrWinchester, KY 40391Phone: (859) 355-5010Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.This week, our guest has seen addiction in her personal and professional life. She currently works in Shepherd's Shelter/Ross Rehab as the in-house nurse practitioner. She is also a mother to three children who have all struggled with addiction. Brenda Drennen is truly someone who knows addiction. She knows the weight it has on people effected by it, she knows the health implications, and she knows how necessary it is to receive quality care.These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.Hear our other episodes at Shepherd's Shelter: People ChangeThe Natural Progression of a RehabContact Shepherd's Shelter/Ross Rehab:https://shepherdsshelter.com/Phone: (859) 498-7111Email: info@shepherdsshelter.comAddress: 236 Bridgett Dr, Mt Sterling, KY 40353Keep up with The Local Lens on Facebook, Instagram (@thelocallens_podcast) or on their website.The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).Find Powell County CARES on social media:https://www.facebook.com/powellcountycaresInstagram: @powellcountycares
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