Epidemic Meets Pandemic #4: The Patient Perspective - The Emergency Medical Minute

Epidemic Meets Pandemic #4: The Patient Perspective

This limited series will investigate how the nation’s opioid epidemic has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of this series, we will hear from a harm reductionist, an addiction medicine physician, a Denver Police narcotics sergeant and two people currently in recovery. 


Unfortunately, the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic are likely not going anywhere soon. Emergency Medical Minute remains committed to providing education to help combat these health crises. 


In the final episode of this series, we are fortunate enough to speak with Chris Espinoza and Ashley Parsons, two individuals currently in recovery. Chris and Ashley bravely share the origins of their substance use disorders, the challenges that COVID has presented during their recovery process as well as their current life goals and hopes for the future.


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1 comment on “Epidemic Meets Pandemic #4: The Patient Perspective

  1. Linda Strickland says:

    Amazing presentation. So very informative, very shocking and very compassionate. Thanks to those who shared some very personal stories.

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