White River Now’s Gary Bridgman will begin a multi-part series on the opioid crisis on this week’s edition of “The Official Word,” the weekly public affairs program airing on Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ and 93 KZLE that is sponsored by First Community Bank.
Gary will visit with Dr. Dennis F. Moore, a pharmacist with an extensive background in addiction treatment, and will delve into how the crisis evolved and where we are now in combating the problem.
“A lot of people are exposed to opioids, (yet) only a small percentage of them develop problems,” said Dr. Moore. “But if you increase the numbers of people that are exposed to the drug for longer periods of time, like what happened in the 90s and the early 2000s, then you find that, yes, you do have individuals who do develop addictions to them.”
“The Official Word” airs Tuesdays on Arkansas 103.3 after the 9 a.m. news, and the program repeats Wednesdays on 93 KZLE around 9:05 a.m. We’ll also be posting each week’s episode here on White River Now.
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