Causes Or Cures

An Update on the Opioid Epidemic, with Dr. John Kelly

October 22, 2020 Dr. Erin Stair/ Dr. John Kelly Episode 49
Causes Or Cures
An Update on the Opioid Epidemic, with Dr. John Kelly
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Causes Or Cures
An Update on the Opioid Epidemic, with Dr. John Kelly
Oct 22, 2020 Episode 49
Dr. Erin Stair/ Dr. John Kelly


Prior to the current pandemic, the news cycle was dominated by the opioid epidemic,  a beast that has taken the lives of many people from all walks of life. Just yesterday, the Sackler family's Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, plead guilty to federal criminal charges related to the marketing and selling of opioids. Universities, like NYU, just announced that they are removing the Sackler family name from their campuses. Many other drug companies face serious legal issues. Prior to COVID-19, the opioid crisis was the top public health issue that everyone was talking about. National, state and local governments were desperate to find ways to address it. It was a top election issue. Since COVID-19, the opioid epidemic has been removed from the spotlight..., but it has not gone away. In fact, it's gotten significantly worse. We just aren't talking about it as much.

In this podcast, Dr. Erin Stair chats with Dr. John Kelly about the current state of the opioid epidemic. Dr. Kelly will identify who is getting hit the hardest,  why the epidemic is getting worse, overdose deaths, why stress and isolation affect a person struggling with opioids more than a person who is not, and if someone is in recovery, when is the most critical time period he or she is most likely to relapse. He will also discuss changes to treatment, telemedicine, digital Apps and what he thinks is the best path forward for putting a major dent in this public health crisis.

Dr. Kelly is a Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine, and the Program Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service. He is a former President of the American Psychological Association's Society of Addiction Psychology and has served as a consultant to U.S. federal agencies and non-federal institutions, as well as foreign governments and the United Nations. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, chapters and books in the field of addiction medicine. Finally, he was the author on the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.

To get in touch with Dr. Erin Stair, please visit her website, Blooming Wellness.
To follow her on Instagram, click here.
To find her on Twitter, click here.
To follow her health page on Facebook, click here.
To read or listen to her new comedic parody on the wellness industry, Yours in Wellness, Krystal Heeling, click here.
Or you can listen to it from Google Play or Walmart!
To read Manic Kingdom, click here.

Show Notes


Prior to the current pandemic, the news cycle was dominated by the opioid epidemic,  a beast that has taken the lives of many people from all walks of life. Just yesterday, the Sackler family's Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, plead guilty to federal criminal charges related to the marketing and selling of opioids. Universities, like NYU, just announced that they are removing the Sackler family name from their campuses. Many other drug companies face serious legal issues. Prior to COVID-19, the opioid crisis was the top public health issue that everyone was talking about. National, state and local governments were desperate to find ways to address it. It was a top election issue. Since COVID-19, the opioid epidemic has been removed from the spotlight..., but it has not gone away. In fact, it's gotten significantly worse. We just aren't talking about it as much.

In this podcast, Dr. Erin Stair chats with Dr. John Kelly about the current state of the opioid epidemic. Dr. Kelly will identify who is getting hit the hardest,  why the epidemic is getting worse, overdose deaths, why stress and isolation affect a person struggling with opioids more than a person who is not, and if someone is in recovery, when is the most critical time period he or she is most likely to relapse. He will also discuss changes to treatment, telemedicine, digital Apps and what he thinks is the best path forward for putting a major dent in this public health crisis.

Dr. Kelly is a Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine, and the Program Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service. He is a former President of the American Psychological Association's Society of Addiction Psychology and has served as a consultant to U.S. federal agencies and non-federal institutions, as well as foreign governments and the United Nations. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, chapters and books in the field of addiction medicine. Finally, he was the author on the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.

To get in touch with Dr. Erin Stair, please visit her website, Blooming Wellness.
To follow her on Instagram, click here.
To find her on Twitter, click here.
To follow her health page on Facebook, click here.
To read or listen to her new comedic parody on the wellness industry, Yours in Wellness, Krystal Heeling, click here.
Or you can listen to it from Google Play or Walmart!
To read Manic Kingdom, click here.