Mercy Revealed, Understanding Addiction

Dr. Paul Updike is the Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery Services for Catholic Health System.  Dr. Updike has dedicated much of his medical career to working with and for people with the disease of addiction.  His power point presentation will focus on both the spiritual crisis and the medical perspective regarding addiction.  10 people a week die of a drug overdose in Erie County.  Why do people use?  How strong is addiction?  What are some principles of management?