Addiction and Older Adults

August 10, 2018

Segment 1: Thomas Farmer, Special Agent in Charge at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Director of the Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about opioid use and addiction.

Opioid Crisis Overview

Segment 2: Tricia Benitez, a Treatment Specialist with Addiction Campuses, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the rise of addiction in older adults.

Addiction in Seniors

Segment 3: Liz Johnson, Executive Director of Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about how to use prescription drugs safely.

Prescription Safety

Segment 4: Dr. Greg L. Thompson, President LifeLinc Corporation and LifeLinc Pain Centers, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss strategies for pain management.

Pain Management

Segment 5: Paula Daigle, Program Manager with the Council on Aging, joins Tim and Barbara to the issue of grandparents raising grandchildren, one of the unfortunate consequences of the opioid crisis.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren


Learn more about concepts, organizations, and information mentioned in the show.

Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force

Addition Campuses Helpline 
Confidential Chat at

Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition

LifeLinc Pain Centers

Council on Aging

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