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Two-time Recipient of the National Media Award by The National Association of Social Workers, Right Turn Radio is the country's foremost program on addiction and mental health. It is just one more way that Right Turn reaches out to those suffering from substance abuse, and their loved ones, offering hope and help for addiction. Right Turn Radio is available by podcast through iTunes, and through our website: www.right-turn.org. For information regarding sponsorship or guest appearances, contact Producer Jill Ruby at: info@right-turn.org.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders join us to talk about the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts, and what the government is doing to try to address it.

Addicted to technology? Dr. Michael Rich, Pediatrician in Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston, and Director of the Center on Media and Child Health, and Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning technology reporter for the New York Times, and the author of “A Deadly Wandering” join us to talk about the effects of technology on our brains, and how to balance screen time for ourselves and our children.

Tonight we mark the beginning of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week with a panel discussion about eating disorders with Terry Halperin-Eaton, Senior Clinical Supervisor at Walden Behavioral Care, Jamie Loud, eating disorders peer advocate, and Roseann Rook, Clinical Addictions Specialist at Timberline Knolls.

Tonight we have an open forum on addiction and recovery with Kim C. and Krystin Q, two women in recovery themselves. We’ll be talking about different subjects including marijuana legalization and a proposed alcohol tax that could help fund treatment.

Learning to Cope: The impact of addiction on the family and how there is healing and hope in recovery. Our guests are Melissa Weiksnar, editor of the new book “It’s Not Gunna Be An Addiction”, chronicling her daughter’s descent into heroin addiction, and from Learn 2 Cope, Joanne Peterson and Marcy Julian.