• Heart-Talk

    Voices of Recovery – with Kassi Carter

    Though Americans make up only about 5% of the world’s population, we consume over 80% of the world’s opioid supply and according to the Centers for Disease Control, the amount of opioid prescriptions has quadrupled over the past 15 years. To illustrate, in 2013, physicians prescribed enough opioids for every American adult to possess his or her own bottle. Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) leads National Recovery Month in an effort to increase awareness about and empathy toward those who struggle with addiction and their journey through recovery. This year’s theme is Join the Voices of Recovery, and today we’ll hear Kassi Carter’s voice…