Nationally Recognized Author Talks About Addiction In Findlay

10/2/17 – 1:54 P.M.

Findlay residents learned more about what it’s like to have an addict in the family Monday. D’Anne Burwell, the author of “Saving Jake: When Addiction Hits Home” spoke to the Findlay Rotary and Kiwanis clubs. She said there are a number of barriers to helping an addict, including how insurance handles treatment…

Audio:D’Anne Burwell

Burwell said it’s frustrating for families to run into an insurance road block when it’s already a struggle to get an addicted family member to the point they’ll accept treatment.

Burwell added myths and stigma about addiction hold back chances to make inroads in battling the ongoing opioid epidemic…

Audio:D’Anne Burwell

She says aside from the stigma an addict and their families feel, myths about addiction also keep people from learning about the science of addiction and the overprescription of opioids.