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August 2, 2020

Medical Treatment for Addiction

The medical community is consistently doing its best to serve those suffering from addiction. In this episode, we’ll talk to Dr. Adam Frimodig from UP Health System about current medical practices in helping those suffering from addiction.

You can watch the video above, or listen to the audio version below (both coming soon, and available now on our social media outlets!)

Highlights from Episode 7

Dr. Adam Frimodig, UP Health System

  • “Help people get through that time in their lives.”
  • “Relapse is part of this disease. Every time I see somebody I hope and plan that they will never use again, but by the pure number games a lot of people are.”

Looking Ahead

Thank you to Dr. Frimodig for sharing your insight and being an advocate for those suffering from addiction.

While medical treatments aim to help, it’s important to understand the truly devastating effects addiction can have. In episode 8 we’ll dive into those effects with three care providers in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.

More About PHF’s Addiction Series

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How to Get Help

If you or someone you know is suffering from addiction, know that there are resources available in our community. Dial Help is a great place to start as they have a crisis line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week based here in the Copper Country. You can call 906-482-HELP, text 906-35NEEDS or chat live at