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DEBUNKED Episode 12: Myth 'Only People Who Use Opioids Are At Risk Of Overdose'

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Episode 12 of DEBUNKED raises awareness of other substances that can cause use disorder and overdose, and Debunks the myth that “only people who use opioids are at risk of overdose." DEBUNKED host, Tim Light, welcomes Mindy Vincent, Executive Director of Utah Harm Reduction Coalition, Patrick Rezak, founder of One Voice Recovery and Dr. Brian Rogers, HIV Prevention Specialist from One Voice Recovery. Together, they DEBUNK the idea that heroin and prescription opioids are the only worries when talking about overdose, and that there are a number of other substances that should cause just as much concern. Listen in to learn more about stimulant overdose, contaminated substances, factors that may contribute to overdose and effective ways to reduce the harms surrounding substance use disorder.

For more information about opioid or substance use disorder prevention, treatment or recovery, including local resources, naloxone training and Narcan, please contact DEBUNKED through Facebook at

Nicholas Porath is a Logan native and music lover. Having graduated from USU with a degree in broadcast journalism, it was while studying journalism that he found his niche and newfound love for radio. He first started out as an intern behind the scenes and eventually made his way to the production and control rooms where he worked as a fill-in host, as well as producer for numerous UPR programs including Cropping Up, Access Utah, Behind the Headlines and more. In 2023 he took on a new hurdle as UPR’s new Radio Broadcast Engineer. He still works as a programming producer and is a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.