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Should We Give Drug Users A Second Chance? DEBUNKED Live On Tuesday's Access Utah

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USU Department of Kinesiology and Health Science

Today we are presenting our sixth live episode of Debunked, the only Utah podcast combining evidence-based health practices with storytelling to challenge the stereotypes, and debunk the myths about harm reduction, substance use disorders and homelessness. 

I’ll be joined by Debunked host Don Lyons and we’ll welcome Jay and Lauran Hymas, owners of Clear Recovery of Cache Valley, to debunk the myth: "you shouldn’t give people who use drugs a second chance." Clear Recovery’s mission is to “empower men and women to overcome alcohol and substance use disorder by helping them integrate back into society and participate in meaningful lives – ultimately, bringing families together.” Jay and Lauran tell a compelling story that illustrates why debunking this myth is critical for healing communities and supporting those with substance use disorder.

The Debunked Podcast was created by the Utah State University Office of Health Equity and Community Engagement and Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative, which are housed within the USU Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Department of Kinesiology and Health Science and USU Extension. The program is made possible by SAMHSA, Utah Public Radio and community partners.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.