This past Friday, I had the opportunity to appear on CBC Radio One's 'The Current' with Anna Tremonti for an episode discussing the rise in Methadone prescribing in Ontario, and whether it has gone too far. The segment, entitled "Methadone treatment overused in Ontario, addiction experts warn", was guest hosted by journalist Connie Walker, and featured guests Dr. David Marsh of the Northern Ontario School Of Medicine, Dr. Benedikt Fischer of the Centre For Addiction And Mental Health, as well as myself.
Considering this was the first time I have ever had the opportunity to do Radio, I was nervous. To my surprise, things went better than I was anticipating. Everyone I dealt with throughout the process was very professional, and helped make me feel as comfortable as possible. In particular, I have to say thanks to 'The Current' Producer Marc Apollonio for giving me the opportunity to share my experience with methadone.
If you missed the segment on Friday when it aired, no worries - you can listen to the whole thing online via CBC 'The Current'.
Be sure to listen to what the final guest, Dr. Marsh, has to say; he absolutely nails it.
"Whether they're on medication or off medication is not the measure of success. The measure of success is whether they've stopped using other drugs and become socially integrated."
Thanks for having me, CBC Radio One!
By K. Lanktree
- Freelance Writer -
- Blog Mistress -
- Former IV Drug User -
- Methadone Patient -
- Lover of all things Harm Reduction -
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