Episodes

Episode 1: Little Seeds

In the first episode of The Problem, learn the history of opioids, get a brief overview of the opioid addiction crisis, and more.

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Episode 2: Ow!

How does the way we talk about pain affect our society? We’ve been told that certain drugs are the most effective ways to relieve pain, but is that true? Featuring interviews with Kurt Kroenke, MD, MACP and Marianne Matthias, PhD. Transcript Phil Lofton: From the Regenstrief Institute, this is The Problem. The Problem is an...

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Episode 3: Boots on the Ground

Sometimes we need someone who’s walked the same roads as us to help us with our health. Learn how Community Health Workers are moving the needle on addiction in Indiana. TRANSCRIPT It’s been awhile since you were in the doctor’s office. When you were there last time, she gave you your diagnosis and she wrote...

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Episode 4: The System

Learn how large-scale health systems are doing their part to combat the opioid crisis. This episode feature Ashley Overley, chief executive officer of Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health and vice president of mental health operations at Eskenazi Health. Transcript Phil Lofton:                  00:00               From the Regenstrief Institute, this is The Problem. The Problem is an anthological...

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Episode 5: Rewired

Why are opioids such an addictive drug? How can we treat addiction AND mental health? Learn about the field of addiction psychiatry in this interview with Andy Chambers of IU Health. Transcript (00:00) Phil Lofton: From the Regenstrief Institute, this is The Problem. The Problem is an anthological podcast dedicated to fighting the hydras of...

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Episode 6: The Information

Data science and informatics are a massively powerful tool in the fight against the opioid crisis. Sometimes we have too much information, sometimes too little. Learn how informaticists are working to make sure we get the right information in the right hands! Transcript (00:00) Phil Lofton:  From the Regenstrief Institute, this is The Problem. The...

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