Radio host Jim Philips featured guest Keith Lester, chief operating officer at New Season, in a live radio show May 16. The segment was the eleventh interview in the “Philips Phile” series that is focused on the opioid and heroin crisis gripping the nation.

The 24-minute radio segment explored the comprehensive, proven and effective treatment approach that New Season employs to assist victims of opioid use disorder.

These are the 10 major highlights from the show:

  1. New Season is a nationwide outpatient treatment center with 72 clinics in 21 states across the U.S.
  2. Doctors, lawyers, nurses and professionals are all falling victim to opioid use addiction.
  3. The majority of patients addicted to opioids started after they were prescribed pain medication from an accident or medical procedure.
  4. Fentanyl, a cheap heroin look alike, is making it’s way to the scene in a big and deadly way.
  5. Withdrawal symptoms can include severe aching, convulsions, sweating, vomiting and diarrhea. The addicted do not want to face withdrawal, and they will do anything to avoid it.
  6. New Season is the nation’s leading provider of methadone-based treatment and recovery. Most patients learn about the organization through word of mouth.
  7. More people are seeking treatment now than ever before; New Season has seen an 8% to 10% growth in patient population each year.
  8. New Season provides a two-pronged approach to patient treatment with counseling sessions and medication-assisted treatment.
  9. After a year in treatment, 90 percent of New Season patients are free of illicit drugs.
  10. New Season representatives are available to connect victims with treatment options 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-877-284-7074.

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