#7 Neal Tilghman, how do opioid addicts get back on their feet?

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After last week’s episode with journalist Beth Macy about the opioid epidemic in the United States, we’re now hearing about the people directly affected - and what their best chance of recovery is. Millions of Americans have slid into drug addiction because they were prescribed opioid-based pain medication.

Addiction is a disease

In order to help them, we need to accept that opioid addiction is a disease and that people struggling with it deserve help. That’s what Neal Tilghman says. He is General Manager of Behavioral Health & Addiction Treatment at Netsmart, a Kansas-based company in the healthcare industry. Neal knows first-hand what victims need, what needs to happen on the political front - and how we all can help.