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To better treat the opioid crisis, call in the journalists?

A team of addiction experts hoped that participating in a podcast series about opioids would provide additional perspective on their work. It did.

One of the privileges of being a health care provider these days is having access to innovative technologies designed to help save lives. My colleagues and I were recently surprised to discover a powerful tool that could be useful in our line of work: journalists.

I am part of an interdisciplinary team that focuses on finding better ways to identify, intervene, and treat substance misuse/abuse. We were approached by The GroundTruth Project, a nonprofit journalism organization, which was seeking underwriting from the Northwell Health Foundation, which is affiliated with my employer, Northwell Health. The journalists wanted to create a five-part podcast series on the problem of opioid and heroin addiction

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