This week, Associate Professor of Addiction and Overdose in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Brendan Saloner joins Abby in the classroom to help explain the national opioid crisis.

Dr. Saloner analyzes how the opioid crisis in the United States evolved to its present detrimental and fatal state. He also reflects on the role of the Department of Drug Enforcement Administration in combating the crisis amidst an influx of drug sales and use. Later, Dr. Saloner offers resources and tips to those seeking recovery or looking to help a loved on to begin their recovery journey.

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