Episode 046 | October 31, 2017

Side Affects Episode 46: The Opioid Crisis

In This Episode

We’ve all heard the recent stories regarding opioids. From how addicting these tiny prescribed drugs can be to how they often lead to drugs such as heroin. There’s no denying that America has a drug problem. In fact, as of 2016, opioid overdoses take the lives of more Americans than car accidents, guns, or HIV. (source)

This alone makes it easy to understand why the White House has declared a public health emergency on the opioid crisis. But how did we get here and what’s the story behind opioids? In this episode, our guest, Jay Meyer shares his rollercoaster story that took him from being a leader to an opioid addict then back to a source of hope for others.

About Our Guest

Jay Meyer

Jay Meyer is a leader, author of three books and personal development coach. Meyer attributes his ability to lead others from his time participating in sports. He worked as a pharmacist during his time at college while serving the role as team captain of his basketball team.

Meyer has since written three books to help those going through opioid addiction. All proceeds from these titles go back to recovery mission programs. To learn more about Jay Meyer, his successes in business, and his current projects, head over to Aileron.com.

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