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Health Matters, Television for Life

Your opportunity to talk directly with physicians, nurses and other regional experts about the health issues that are important to you. Teresa Lukens hosts this monthly conversation and viewers are encouraged to call, text or email their questions in advance for the panel. Send your questions to

Providence Health Care
WSU Spokane

The Opioid Crisis

Opioids, including pain killers, heroin, and fentanyl—are part of a serious public health epidemic.

Health Matters looks at programs to help addicts and their families. What’s being done to stop the misuse & abuse of opioids and the efforts to prevent the flood of pills from coming into our communities?

Helpful Links

Washington Recovery Helpline
(866) 789-1511

Behavioral Health Helpline
(877) 266-1818

Opioid Treatment Program Spokane Regional Health District

Greater Spokane Coordinated Opioid Fentanyl Outreach Initiative

Providence Chemical Dependency Service

MultiCare Substance Use Disorders

Veterans Drug Treatment And Rehabilitation

Never Use Alone
(800) 484-3731

Compassionate Addiction Treatment (CAT)
(509) 919-3362

Daybreak of Spokane (youth)
(509) 624-3227

Excelsior Youth Services
(509) 328-7041

Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations (13-17 yrs)
(509) 533-6910

Miryam’s House
(509) 747-9222


Bill Hyslop
Former U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington

Lt. Rob Booth
Spokane Police Department

Chris Greer, RPh
Pharmacy Manager
Providence St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Medical Center

YouTube Interviews

Roger & Kim Bartholomew

Chris Armer, opioid addict

Deborah Savran and Jed Kaufman

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