Dr. Michael Miller, FASAM, FAPA, the medical director of Rogers Memorial Hospital's Herrington Recovery Center, appeared on the local ABC affiliate WISN.com on Oct. 12 as part of a story about the rise of heroin and OxyContin addiction seen recently in Wisconsin.
Miller stressed that addictions, while fundamentally a biological problem, should be addressed on the social level as well as by law enforcement.
There are more drugs in circulation written by doctors and dentists and other prescribers."
Dr. Michael Miller treats substance use patients at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, and says one key to fighting addiction is making help accessible.
"People really need to have access to treatment for this condition as easily has they have access to treatment for heart disease or cancer. They need to be able to go to their doctor to ask for help and get a referral without wait lists and without there being insurance companies saying 'we don't pay for treatment for this' because of whatever reason.
The 2 minute piece by 12 News Reporter Abe Lubetkin is available on WISN.com.