Open Ninth

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Re-Release: Opioid Awareness - Part 1

Open Ninth - Episode 160

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 10 million people misuse opioids each year. And today, two out of three drug overdose deaths involves an opioid. To bring awareness to this growing epidemic, the Florida Supreme Court proclaimed that the month of September be Opioids & Stimulants Awareness Month. Here in the Ninth Circuit, we want to shed some light on the resources available to individuals experiencing opioid dependency and stories of recovery by re-airing our two-part series “Fighting the Opioid Epidemic”. In this episode, former Chief Judge Fred Lauten sat down with Shannon Robinson from Aspire Health Partners to discuss the connection between mental health and substance abuse, as well as the benefits of treatment centers over incarceration for individuals suffering from opioid dependence. Listen at OpenNinth.fm

Timestamps

  • 02:54 – Development of the epidemic
  • 09:34 – Difficulty of quitting
  • 11:20 – Evolution of drug use
  • 16:16 – Treatments
  • 19:04 – Statistics
  • 22:29 – Mental health and substance abuse
  • 25:23 – Incarceration vs. treatment
Open Ninth
Episode 160

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 29:29

In this episode

Judge Fred Lauten served in the Ninth Circuit from 1994 to 2019. Between 2015 and 2019, he served as Chief Judge of the circuit.
Frederick J. Lauten

Former Chief Judge and Moderator

Judge Fred Lauten served in the Ninth Circuit from 1994 to 2019. Between 2015 and 2019, he served as Chief Judge of the Circuit.

Shannon Robinson

Vice President of Medical and Nursing Services

Shannon works for Aspire Health Partners, a behavior health provider, and has over 17 years of experience in the field.