Emmet sits down with Percy Menzies of Assisted Recovery Centers of America to talk about the opioid epidemic in America. Percy walks through the history of opioids, how OxyContin changed everything, and how fentanyl has changed everything again. He and Emmet discuss misunderstandings about addiction, the forces aligned against solving the crisis--including the methadone lobby--treating the whole person, and more.
If you'd like to get in touch with Percy with questions, comments, or support, you can reach him here: pmenzies [at] arcamidwest.com.
Closing Song: Ugly Truth (Concrete Foundations Forum, Hollywood, Ca. September 23, 1989) by Soundgarden.