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Confidential CEO on The Opioid Matrix Podcast to Discuss Overdoses and Decriminalization

In this episode, Scott discusses the opioid epidemic and the 400+ deaths a day that are happening, which motivated him to write The Opioid Epidemic.

Scott discussed the current treatment paradigm which needs to be updated because after the 28 day "isolated residential process," the patient typically returns to their home environment, resulting in a 95% relapse rate.

This episode also covers:

  • Scott's story with substance abuse
  • How and why he wrote the book: The Opioid Epidemic
  • How decriminalization can have unforeseen ramifications
  • How the U.S. opioid epidemic has changed since he published his book

Listen to it in its entirety from the Opioid Matrix site here, or on Apple podcasts here, Spotify here, or on Google podcasts here.



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Scott H. Silverman
CEO / Founder
Scott found himself "hitting bottom" in 1984 and accepted that he needed help for his problem and pursued treatment and long-term recovery. After pursuing his own recovery, Scott dedicated his life to helping others who struggle with the same mental health and addiction issues that caused him so much pain. Scott has made an indelible mark on the lives of many in San Diego. He has been on KUSI dozens of times to raise awareness about the dangers that we face, and to speak a message of recovery.