Host: Bob Sharits
Guests: Sam Quinones, Investigative Journalist and author of Dreamland
Topic: The Way Out Recovery Hour
The Way Out Recovery Hour is a new show on KHTS Radio that will air on Mondays from 12-1 pm, starting May 15th, about drug addiction and recovery with host Bob Sharits.
On this preview episode, Bob talks with investigative journalist Sam Quinones about the opiate epidemic in the United States of America.
First Bob shares his story, on why it is important to talk about the issues at hand. Not to deal with drug and alcohol addiction but how to really talk and connect with someone who needs help or might not be aware they need help.
With this show we want to educate the public on everything they need to know about living with addiction, helping loved ones through their addiction, how to help yourself through your addiction and how to overcome that lifestyle so that you can reach that old age and live a full and long life, Bob said.
Too often people seek out help after the situation has gone to far and a tragedy has occurred. But any opportunity you have to create a teachable moment or ask for help you must take advantage of that.
If you are sitting there asking yourself what you can do about your drug abuse or alcohol abuse or any questions close to that, talk to your family members, talk to a counselor, call someone, just reach out. People will help.
Bob welcomes his guest Sam Quinones to the Way Out Recovery Hour
“Sam Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, former LA Times reporter, and author of three acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction.
His most recent book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Bloomsbury Press.
His career as a journalist has spanned almost 30 years. He lived for 10 years as a freelance writer in Mexico, where he wrote his first two books. In 2004, he returned to the United States to work for the L.A. Times, covering immigration, drug trafficking, neighborhood stories, and gangs.
About The Way Out Recovery Hour:
The Way Out Recovery Hour live every Monday at Noon on KHTS, Your Hometown Station will offer hard-hitting facts and discussion about Addiction, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery. Talking openly about tough issues can begin the healing process for Teens, Adults, and Families. The Way Out Recovery Hour will engage prominent community members and organizations in Santa Clarita.