"I just didn't understand why I was addicted," said Marlene Groves, UCS Healthcare patient, who was interviewed on WHO-TV 13 about her pain medication (opioid) addiction and how it affected her family. As a client of UCS Healthcare, medication assisted treatment has helped Marlene regain many things in her life. Dr.
Dr. Frank Filippelli, medical director of the UCS Healthcare medication assisted treatment program, recently presented to legislators about the opioid epidemic in our state and appears in this news segment. Emergency room visits due to overdoses are climbing dramatically. Dr. Filippelli emphasized that this epidemic affects people from all walks of life - nurses, lawyers, moms, students, bankers - the disease of addiction does not discriminate.