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Episode 166: Addiction Nation, with Timothy McMahan King

July 31st, 2019  •  43 mins 39 secs  •  Download (30 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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My guest is Timothy McMahan King. His new book is "Addiction Nation: What the Opioid Crisis Reveals about Us." When a near-fatal illness led his doctors to prescribe narcotics, media consultant Timothy McMahan King ended up where millions of others have: addicted. Eventually King learned to manage pain without opioids—but not before he began asking profound questions about the spiritual and moral nature of addiction, the companies complicit in creating the opioid epidemic, and the paths toward healing and recovery.