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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 facebook.com/debunkedpod.

Nicholas Porath is a Logan native and music lover. He recently 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 found his way to the control room where he now hosts Here & Now on Monday through Friday from 11-1. Nick is also the producer for DEBUNKED.