South Florida like many places in the country has seen Opioid become a major issue. Political psychologist Dr. Bart Rossi steps into the Inside South Florida studio to talk with Dave about the growing addiction and how it can be treated.
How big a crisis is opioids? Who does it affect? How deadly is it? These are some of the discussion points Dr. Rossi delves into. “Most of the opioid addicts are white and middle class”, he says.
Battling the addiction has been most effective using “evidence-based treatments,” where the patient is steered away from the cravings, and then beginning cognitive behavior therapy.
“This is an approach that has been working, and throughout the country treatment centers are adopting this approach.”
Solving the Opioid Crisis