Listen and learn in our 2nd episode of our series on the growing Opioids addiction problem


Listen and learn in then second installment of our two part series on the growing Opioids addiction problem, when we learn about recognizing addiction in yourself or a loved one, what treatments are available and how to get help.
Some of the areas we explore on this show include;

Prescription drug Opioids addiction is a national problem. There has been approximately an 80% rise in Senior Citizens who suffer Opioids addiction problems and Overdoses in the past decade.
Every day more than 115 Americans die from Opioids overdose. That is the equivalent of a Jumbo Airliner going down and crashing in the U.S. every week! The estimated “economic burden” alone is approximately $78.5 Billion dollars a year including costs of health care, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.
Recognizing possible Opioids dependence
o In yourself
o In a family member
Physical vs psychological dependence

OK, so you have recognized there might be a problem, now what? What treatments are available?
o Where to look for help
o Deciding what treatment provider is right for you or your loved one

Helping us with this our guest today is William Smith who is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Substance Abuse Professional with the Bay Area Recovery Center. You can get more information about the Bay Area Recovery center’s programs at bayarearecovery.com or by calling (713) 597-8385


Here are links to Helpful Information from The U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services

The Facts about the Opioid Epidemic

Preventing Opioid addiction

Treatment Options

Recovery Care and Support

Protect your loved ones from opioid drug addiction!


The prescription addiction epidemic in seniors is growing daily and only you can stop it! Please listen in as we explore one of today’s hot topics because it is impacting more seniors every day. Don’t think this effects you? The epidemic isn’t just street junkies pushing heroin anymore. The biggest problem now is prescription painkillers, which can induce addiction without the patient ever really knowing the trap they have fallen into. This week we start our two part in depth series on Opioids with Dr Tom Garcia, cardiologist and past president of the Texas Medical Association. Dr Garcia has a special appreciation of the problem because before he went to Medical school he earned a degree in Pharmacy. Learn how to protect your loved ones!
Some of the topics we explore on this program include-
What are “Opioids”?
What are they used for?
How does the addiction process work? What do these substances do to the body and brain? Physical vs. psychological dependence.
Why isn’t there something better?
Avoiding addiction – How to talk to your doctor if you are being prescribed Opioids
Please listen Saturday morning at 11 AM on KKHT, 100.7 FM in Houston or on iHeartRadio on KKHT or on the show web page, senioranswer.org

Here are links to Helpful Information from The U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services

The Facts about the Opioid Epidemic

Preventing Opioid addiction

Treatment Options

Recovery Care and Support

Also – Find help in the Houston area with bayarearecovery.com

Opioids addiction, Treatment – Part two in our series on this growing epidemic in Seniors


This coming Saturday, 2/17, in the second installment of our two part series on the growing Opioids addiction problem, we are going to be learning about recognizing addiction in yourself or a loved one, what treatments are available and how to get help.
Some of the areas we will explore on this show include;

Prescription drug Opioids addiction is a national problem. There has been approximately an 80% rise in Senior Citizens who suffer Opioids addiction problems and Overdoses in the past decade.
Every day more than 115 Americans die from Opioids overdose. That is the equivalent of a Jumbo Airliner going down and crashing in the U.S. every week! The estimated “economic burden” alone is approximately $78.5 Billion dollars a year including costs of health care, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.
Recognizing possible Opioids dependence
o In yourself
o In a family member
Physical vs psychological dependence

OK, so you have recognized there might be a problem, now what? What treatments are available?
o Where to look for help
o Deciding what treatment provider is right for you or your loved one
To help us with this our guest today is William Smith who is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Substance Abuse Professional with the Bay Area Recovery Center. You can get more information about the Bay Area Recovery center’s programs at bayarearecovery.com or by calling (713) 597-8385

Here are links to Helpful Information from The U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services

The Facts about the Opioid Epidemic

Preventing Opioid addiction

Treatment Options

Recovery Care and Support