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The LLVLC Show (Episode 1197): Dr. Anna Lembke Says Overprescribing Doctors To Blame For Opioid Addiction


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In Episode 1197 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we present to you an interview with Assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist Dr. Anna Lembke as our interview guest featured today. Opioid addiction has become a very serious problem in the United States alone as a whopping 16,000 people die annually from overdosing on painkillers such as morphine, methadone, Buprenorphine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone using the name brands OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, Percodan, Tylox and Demerol. And 75% of people who are addicted to heroin got their start on one of these seemingly innocuous pain medications they were prescribed by their well-meaning doctor attempting to help them recover from an injury or surgery. This is something an assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist named Dr. Anna Lembke has seen so often as a pattern in her own patients dealing with opioid addiction that she wanted to sound the alarm on this growing epidemic in an alarming new book that is rocking the medical community called Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop.

“We don’t learn very much in medical school about addiction. I think there’s this myth out there that addiction is not treatable and doctors have fallen into that trap, too. But it’s very treatable and the response rate is excellent.” — Dr. Anna Lembke

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Lembke discuss all the statistics regarding opioid prescription prevalence and the correlation with the increased drug addiction, why most doctors who get their patients addicted don’t know what to do about it, the lack of help from insurance companies to pay for recovery, the millions who have to cope with this out of no fault of their own, the misguided cultural paradigm that demands a pill solution to every health problem, the role of the pharmaceutical companies in this epidemic, the problems in the Affordable Care Act that give precedence to pills, procedures, and patient satisfaction over wellness, and the broken healthcare system that needs to be completely overhauled and fixed in order to resolve this problem that isn’t going away anytime soon. This is one of the most explosive interviews on a hot topic we’ve had in a while. Please share it with anyone taking prescription pain medications or dealing with opioid drug addiction.


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What did you think about what Dr. Anna Lembke had to share about the opioid addiction epidemic that starts with prescription pain killers? Tell us your thoughts about it in the show notes section of Episode 1197. Pick up your own copy of her book Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop and connect with her on her official Stanford University page. Coming up next week after the Christmas holiday, we’ll have three more awesome interviews for you, including Dr. Alvin Berger sharing about the best version of MCT oil, Maria Emmerich sharing about her brand new ketogenic cookbook, and Nina Teicholz appearing in Episode 1200 giving us an update on all the work she is doing behind-the-scenes to influence the Dietary Guidelines, testifying on behalf of Professor Tim Noakes, and so much more!


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Here’s the upcoming LLVLC Show episode schedule:
12-26: Dr. Alvin Berger
12-27: Maria Emmerich
12-28: Nina Teicholz
1-2: Dr. Sarah Hallberg – Low Carb Vail
1-3: Dr. Rangan Chatterjee – Low Carb Vail
1-4: Dr. Jason Fung – Low Carb Vail
1-9: Dr. Michael Eades – Low Carb Vail
1-10: Dr. Jeffry Gerber – Low Carb Vail
1-11: Dr. Stephen Phinney – Low Carb Vail
1-16: Dr. James McCarter – Low Carb Vail
1-17: Peter Defty – Low Carb Vail
1-18: Dr. Eric Westman- Low Carb Vail
1-23: Michel Lundell – Low Carb Vail
1-24: Pete Evans – Low Carb Vail
1-25: Dr. Cate Shanahan – Low Carb Vail
1-30: Emily Schromm – Low Carb Vail
1-31: Dr. Peter Brukner – Low Carb Vail
2-1: Dr. Jay Wortman – Low Carb Vail
2-6: Mike Salguero
2-7: Stephanie Dodder
2-8: Dr. Benjamin Bikman
2-13: Gray Graham
2-14: Dr. Scott Sherr
2-15: Dr. Cate Shanahan

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