Dr. Ruben Baler, health scientist with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, says it’s a learning process, and very difficult to unlearn. He spoke with WSKG’s Crystal Sarakas.
The nation’s opioid addiction crisis has, in some quarters, led to a change in the public perception of addiction. More and more, policymakers are talking about substance abuse as a public health problem. However, there is a lot we still don’t know about how addiction works.
WSKG News takes a look at the life of an addicted person: how drug use affects them physiologically, what recovery looks like, and new methods communities might adopt in order to help them. The Rush: Digging Into Addiction hopes to shine some light on what addiction really is.
The Rush was produced by Crystal Sarakas & Bret Jaspers and edited by Bret Jaspers.
Financial support from a grant from the Binghamton Rotary Charities and the listeners of WSKG.