Family & Lifestyle

Painkiller Abuse, Rewiring Your Brain, Are You Fully Charged?

The Matt Townsend Show
  • May 15, 2018 4:00 pm

Painkiller Abuse Epidemic (11:56) Dr. Andrew Kolodny, Executive Director and co-founder of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP).  In 2014, 19,000 Americans fatally overdosed on prescription opioid painkillers- a 16 percent increase from the previous year. According to government statistics, nearly 1.9 million Americans abuse or are dependent on legal opioids. Many experts claim that the rise in addiction comes from doctors over prescribing addictive opioids (like Vicodin, Percocet, and OxyContin) for minor ailments. In 2012 alone, physicians wrote 259 million opioid prescriptions, triple the number two decades ago. In just the past few years painkillers have become one of the largest health epidemics in our country and the doctors prescribing may be the source. Dr. Kolodney shares the facts of painkiller abuse. How to Easily Rewire Your Brain for Success (57:24) Lori Shemek, Ph.D., is a Nutrition and Weight Loss expert, a best-selling author and specializes in weight loss resistance. Dr. Shemek is the author of How To Fight FATflammation! and the best-selling author of Fire-Up Your Fat Burn! What if you could edit your memories so that even your fumbled presentation at work could be a success? Dr. Lori Shemek explains how.  Are You Fully Charged? (1:42:26) Tom Rath is a researcher, author, and filmmaker who studies the role of human behavior in business, health, and well-being. Tom’s most recent work includes the bestselling book "Are You Fully Charged?" and the documentary "Fully Charged." Tom explains steps that can be taken to energise your life.