Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

How Public Judgment Hurts Addiction Recovery, And How Professionals Can Get Help

Connor Mulvaney
Jason Snyder recounts his experience as an addict and his journey to recovery.


I did not look like what we stereotypically see portrayed as a person with the disease of addiction. That...played a role in my denial. -Jason Snyder

  WESA’s content partner Public Source has been running a series of articles on the number of drug uses and overdoses in Pennsylvania.  The latest story explores the stigma professionals in the workplace face when confronting addiction.  Joining us to discuss the issue are Public Source reporter Jeffrey Benzing and Jason Snyder, executive director of the Consumer Health Coalition.

 Also in the program, a CMU professor leads the American Math Olympiad to victory and Pittsburgh Passion claims the world championship for a second year.

More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be heard here.