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A new podcast about solutions to the opioid epidemic. Each episode we focus on a different solution. The first season focuses on Snohomish County, Washington. A project of InvestigateWest, produced by public radio reporters Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, Kyle Norris, and Julia Drachman.
||CleanS1 Ep. 5: The jail turns things around||SOLUTION: Make incarceration an opportunity to get help and start healing. Make detox easier, get people with addiction drug treatment behind bars, and connect them to help as soon as they’re released. STORY: Opioid withdrawal is like the worst flu...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep. 4: Professional hand-holders||SOLUTION: Create teams of social workers and police officers who help homeless people with addiction get drug treatment and housing. Break the cycle of drug use, crime, and jail time by reaching out to people on the streets and in the woods, and...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep. 3: Valuable lessons from a landslide||SOLUTION: Get government to work more effectively. Use a disaster response playbook to organize county government around the opioid epidemic. Approach addicted people with compassion, as you’d approach a person with any other medical condition....||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanInstructions on how to spot and stop an overdose||Download instructions on how to recognize the signs of an overdose and administer Narcan to stop it. Drawn by Julia Drachman.||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep. 2: A lifesaving nasal-spray||SOLUTION: Get the overdose reversal drug, naloxone (aka Narcan) into the hands of everyone who needs it, and train them how to use it. Family, friends and people with addiction themselves can play a big role in stopping overdose death. STORY: A life...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep. 1: Medicine that melts under your tongue||SOLUTION: Treat addiction using evidence-based medication, like buprenorphine (aka Suboxone). Expand access to treatment through telemedicine. STORY: At a clinic in Everett, Washington, a nurse pushes his patients to work hard, and the patients embark..||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview of Finding Fixes Podcast||Coming September 17th, 2018!||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
The journalism in this podcast is top-notch. These stories come at a time when the opioid crisis in this country is devastating families all over America and are stories that need to be heard. The solution to this crisis will require sharing information about addiction and life-saving drugs (which this podcast does very well), and will require thinking outside the box in some of the ways this podcast highlights.
It is great to listen to a story set in our own backyard (Seattle) this podcast is sad, but hopeful. it only addresses a tiny bit of the issue, but it addresses that bit quite well. I recommend this to anyone who is affected directly or indirectly (we are all affected indirectly) by addiction. Good job to the finding fixes peeps - i look forward to season 2
In depth, realistic, hopeful
They clearly took the time to get to know the people they're reporting on. Reminds me a bit of NPR's Embedded but with a focus on solutions.