Author and journalist Beth Macy joins us to talk about her best-selling book “Dopesick", which takes us into the epicenter of a national drama that has unfolded over two decades. From the labs and marketing departments of big pharma to local doctor’s offices; wealthy suburbs to distressed small communities in Central Appalachia; from distant cities to once-idyllic farm towns; the spread of opioid addiction follows a tortuous trajectory that illustrates how this crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched.
Jon and Abby go behind the headlines to explore the hot topics of the month. This week they discuss CBD, opioid lawsuits across the country, and the newest character on Sesame Street.
Perfectionism amongst teens, along with anxiety is on the rise, bringing with it a dangerous mix of excessively high personal standards and intense self-criticism. Perfectionism can lead to eating disorders, depression, high blood pressure, self-harm, and thoughts of suicide. Rachel Merson, Psy.D , Associate Clinical Director of the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University joins us to help navigate teen perfectionism and anxiety.