• 00:29

    Medical Marijuana and Opioid Overdose

    in Self Help

    Our guest this afternoon is Marcus Bachhuber. MD, whose research has shown that states with medical marijuana have lower rates of opioid overdose deaths. The hypothesis is that patients are using cannabis as a painkiller instead of opioids.

  • 00:33

    In Short Order -- Dr. Mark Shukhman

    in Health

    Mark Shukhman MD is a psychiatrist in private practice in suburbs of Chicago. Prior to becoming an MD, his interests included alternative medicine and mathematics. Dr.Shukhman’s practice is focused on such problems as mood, anxiety, sleep, sex, appetite control, memory problems, chronic pain and addiction to opioids and alcohol. Dr.Shukhman is frequently consulted on psycho-somatic problems and psychiatric symptoms, accompanying general medical conditions. Treatment approach is based on neuropsychiatric interpretation of symptomatology and usually consists of combination of medications with vitamins, supplements and reflexotherapy. LDN is a part of psychopharmacological armamentarium for treatment of mood disorders, eating disorders and addictions.
    Dr. Shukman teaches, including “doctor teaching other doctors” He was on the faculty of a board preparation course, advisory panels, multiple grand rounds etc. He served as a primary investigator for a several pharmaceutical research studies.

  • 01:00

    CPP Specialist, Sarah Fox, MD, Discusses Her Integrative Treatment Approaches

    in Health

    Sarah D. Fox, M.D is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants’ Hospital of RI and The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. She is the founder and director of the W&I Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic as well as the director of Colposcopy and Cervical Cancer Prevention. Her areas of interest include medical management, complementary and alternative management of pelvic pain, and resident education. Her research includes the study of mindfulness meditation for patients with chronic pelvic pain as well as the study of opioid pain medications and quality of life in chronic pelvic pain.

  • 00:34

    The FED UP! Rally and America's Opioid Epidemic

    in Current Events

    In today's episode of GUC, I am delighted to have the opportunity to be speaking with the FED UP! rally’s Steering Committee Chair, as well as the President of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation, Judy Rummler.

    Judy is the fire behind the 2nd annual FED UP! rally and march to the White House taking place this September 28, 2014 on the Mall in Washington, D.C.

    The FED UP! rally is a grass roots call for immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal action to end the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids and other prescription drugs. 

    To learn more and to register for the FED UP! rally Click Here

    For more on Judy Rummler Click Here

    To follow the FED UP! rally on Facebook Click Here

    To follow the FED UP! rally on Twitter Click Here


  • 02:04

    Pain Pills to Heroin: The New Epedmic and people are dying, is your child next?

    in Family

    The United States is in the grips of one of the worst heroin epidemics in its history, due in part to a flood of cheap doses of the drug, which can be had for as little as $4 apiece, ordered on dark corners of the Web and delivered to your front door in the suburbs. In some regions, heroin is deemed "highly available" by local police in more than three times the number of communities. There are socceer mom's that are addicted.Heroin use among teenagers is increasing at an alarming rate as experts say the drug, long considered to be prevalent only in urban areas, is infiltrating the suburbs. All across suburban America, young people are getting hooked on a drug parents never suspected they needed to fear. It is impossible to understand the heroin surge without understanding the drug's link to prescription painkillers including OxyContin, Vicodin and Percocet. The drugs are heroin's chemical sibling, all containing compounds derived from or similar to opium, one of the world's most dangerous drugs. From 1999 to 2010, the sale of opioid painkillers increased 300 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.With the reformulation of prescription opioids to make them harder to abuse and new regulations aimed at curbing prescribing the drugs, addicts are turning to heroin by the tens of thousands."People are going to go where the drugs are, and right now, the cheapest and easiest way to keep that addiction going is through heroin," said DEA spokesman Rusty Payne. Please join me and my special guest speakers Dr. Carl Glidden, E.R. Hillcrest Henryetta Medical Center in Oaklahoma, Sharon Glidden of Tiger Mountain Recovery, Maegan Glidden, clinical director of Tiger Mountain and Jessie Thomas, administrator and one in recovery, and Karen Morgan Regional Clinical Liaison with New Life Lodge from TN. as we share their experiences and how this epidemic is out of control. June 20th 9pm CT Live

  • 00:48

    Pain Priorities in BC - Seeking input from British Columbians

    in Health

    Pain BC recently received a $1 Million grant from the Ministry of Health to continue our work in reducing the burden of pain in BC. We are embarking on the next phase of our Strategic Plan and need your input and ideas:

    What are the gaps in the BC Health Care system as they relate to chronic pain?
    Where are the areas of greatest need?
    How can you get involved in changing pain in BC?

    Our guest is Maria Hudspith, Executive Director of Pain BC, who will explain the background to Pain BC's work, what we've accomplished since 2008, and our tentative plans going forward. We'll also be taking your calls and seeking your input. Please call in so that as many voices as possible can be heard on this important issue. This episode is generously sponsored by the personal injury lawyers at Watson Goepel.

  • 00:48

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's heroin overdose puts focus on relapse prevention

    in Health

    World- renowned substance abuse expert Herbert Kleber, MD  is joined by opioid addiction specialist Adam Bisaga, MD for discussion on relapse risk, prevention & treatment of heroin addiction

    Only 20% of people with an opiate dependency are receiving treatment at a medical facility to reduce the risk of relapse and even fewer are on medication
    Medication-assisted treatment can reduce the risk of relapse. Brupenorphine and naltrexone are proven effective in preventing relapse and overdose deaths.
    The period three to six months after detox or rehab is the period of highest risk for relapse.  
    Addiction is the leading cause of preventable death in the US. And, according to CASA at Columbia, 40 million people over age 12 meet the criteria for addiction to nicotine, alcohol and other drugs.
    More than 2.5 million of Americans abuse opioids and many of them will die as a result of overdose.

    For information on substance abuse treatment and research studies at Columbia Psychiatry, contact Substance Treatment and Research Service (STARS) at 212 923-3031 or www.stars.columbia.edu

    To listen to our archived shows on a variety of psychiatry related topics such as child and adolescent mental health, eating disorders or OCD please go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi

  • 01:02

    BEWARE of the Dangers of Pain Killer Drugs - Beverly Nadler

    in Health

    Health Guru, Beverly Nadler, talks about "The Dangers and Disastrous Effects of Prescription and Non Prescription Pain Killers."  
         "The use of opioids -- a group of drugs that includes heroin and prescription painkillers -- is having a devastating impact on public health and safety in communities across the nation.” Director of U.S. Office of National Drug Control
    Do you take Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet or other opioid drugs? They can lead to drug addiction. Since heroin has the same effect in the body as prescription pain killers, an addicted person may become a heroin addict because heroin is cheaper than the drugs. The Director of U.S. Office of National Drug Control believes prescription pain-killers are in large part responsible for the resurgence of heroin. In addition, non prescription pain killers, especially those containing Acetaminophen, cause very serious side-effects, including liver damage, and can also be addictive. Listen to Beverly to learn what you can do to relieve YOUR pain, without taking dangerous, addictive pain killers.

  • 00:28

    Pills and Needles: Agonizing over Antagonists

    in Psychology


    Maria Sullivan, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center

    Frances R. Levin, MD, Kennedy-Leavy Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center; Director of Addiction Psychiatry Residency, New York State Psychiatric Institute


    Dr. Maria Sullivan and Dr. Frances Levin will provide an overview of the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of opioid use disorder, with an emphasis on the effectiveness of medication treatments and behavioral therapy.  Before answering questions from listeners, these experts will briefly discuss experimental treatments for opioid use disorder available at present at the Substance Treatment and Research Service (STARS) on the Columbia University Medical Center campus, as well as the challenges of diagnosing and treating opioid use disorder in patients with problems with chronic pain and the risks and benefits of long-acting opioids like buprenorphine and methadone.

    Contact Information

    For more information about research opportunities for adults with opioid use disorder, please visit http://www.stars.columbia.edu/or call the Substance Treatment and Research Service (STARS) at 212-923-3031.  For more information about substance use disorders, please visit the website of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at http://www.drugabuse.gov/. 

    To listen to any of our previous shows on topics such as child and adolescent mental health, OCD, or eating disorders, please go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi  


  • 00:48


    in Health

    Drugs are another common way to escape boredom, depression, and pain. Pop one pill and working at the local pizza parlor after school might not be such a drag or that chronic backache resides into oblivion.
    Over the last decade, there has been a new sheriff in town and it's dealt everything except law and order. It's the opoid OxyCotin, and and it starts out legal but in an epidemic number of instances concludes more devastating than the society shunned street drugs such as Heroin, Meth, or even crack.
    On this episode, it's emergence onto the medical atmosphere, its good legal applications, the rise of "Pill Mills". A South Florida journalist and authorities pay some pill miils a visit, see what they found. 
    The misuse of the drug has gripped an epidemic number of people in it's highly addictive web creating a new wave of negative social and cultural ills that make it appear an eery sibling to crack cocaine.
    Listen, Learn, and Leave informed. 

  • 00:56

    Pain Medication Myths and FAQs - Pharmacists' Perspective

    in Health

    Have any of the following questions crossed your mind regarding pain medications?  Are my medications not working if they don't take away the pain completely? What's the point bringing up my concerns about pain medications with pharmacists if they can't make changes to my medications? I'm dependent on my pain medications to function. Does that make me an addict? If these or any other questions are of interest to YOU, please tune in Wednesday March 13th, 2013 at 8pm on Pain Waves Radio and CALL IN to speak with guest pharmacists Dr Thuy Nguyen and Dr Marylene Kyriazis. [DISCLAIMER: The Content provided on the Show is for informational purposes only and is not professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or care, nor is it intended to be a substitute therefor. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider properly licensed to practise medicine or general health care in your jurisdiction concerning any questions you may have regarding any Content obtained from this Show and any medical condition you believe may be relevant to you or to someone else. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard or read or seen on this Show. Always consult with your GP or other qualified health care provider before embarking on new treatment, diet or fitness program. The complete terms of use and conditions can be found at http://www.painbc.ca/node/4 and on the www.painbc.ca website (click on "Privacy Agreement/Terms and Conditions" at the bottom of the home page).]&l

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