How Painkiller Addiction Happens

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Millions of Americans use prescription pain pills without developing into addiction. What determines who becomes addicted?
Air Date: 4/8/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Erica Spiegelman, CDAC
erica spiegelmanAuthor, consultant, counselor and speaker Erica Spiegelman, is helping change lives by working with individuals in personal growth by treating the Mind, Body and Spirit. Erica is the founder of, a multi-media health platform and blog. Ms. Spiegelman provides consulting and counseling solutions on how to live healthy by treating the whole person and providing them with tools on how to reach emotional, mental and physical freedom. Erica provides healthy solutions directly to clients. consumers and industry professionals via her blog, monthly newsletters, speaking engagements, live events and soon to be published book.

Ms. Spiegelman holds a Bachelor degree in Literature from the University of Arizona and a degree as a California State certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, CADAC- I from University of California, Los Angeles.

Ms. Spiegelman academic background, coupled with her range of experiences from counseling individuals, families and group therapy, consulting for sober livings, transitional living facilities and for businesses that want to implement personal growth programs for their staff, to her writing and books give her the unique ability to relate and touch people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Ms. Spiegelman has a counseling and consulting business, private practice, is a contributor to online health outlets and writes her own blog.
How Painkiller Addiction Happens
Painkiller addiction is a plague that is sweeping our nation. 

The feeling of dependency can turn into addiction. 

What determines who becomes addicted?

Addiction specialist and counselor, Erica Spiegelman, CDCA, provides a glossary of the most commonly abused painkillers, the physical and mental process of the addiction, withdrawal symptoms, and rehabilitation.


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