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Substance abuse is WTIP’s Thursday topic for September


Jacqueline Susann’s 1966 novel “Valley of the Dolls” was about substance abuse. Today in 2016 the substances we abuse are frighteningly more powerful and the consequences deeply disturbing. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 78 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses, and that at least half of those overdose deaths involve prescription drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone.

Join WTIP’s Jay Andersen for a special Third Thursday Community Conversation, when we take a deeper look at the personal, family and community consequences caused by increasing drug additions.

In the studio will be Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic doctors Michael Sampson and Kurt Farchmin and Cook County Social Services Supervisor, Grace Bushard.

“Tango, Speed and Horse – the new “Valley of the Dolls” is this month’s Third Thursday Community Conversation, only on WTIP North Shore Community Radio.