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Watch: ‘In the Wild’ podcast Season 5 premiere explores opioid dangers

The fifth season of In the Wild, Augusta University’s official podcast, delves into the unsettling world of addiction and its extensive ramifications. Hosted by Augusta University alumnus Raysean Ricks, this podcast aims to engage listeners with insightful discussions on a range of topics.

The season premiere episode features Marshall Bedder, MD, an associate professor and director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship program at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Drawing from his wealth of expertise and direct involvement in the field, Bedder initiates an unreserved dialogue concerning the hazards of partying, drug use and the escalating opioid crisis that has gripped the state of Georgia.

The episode also probes how the medical field is evolving to confront the dynamic landscape of substance abuse and the role played by Augusta University and the Medical College of Georgia in improving addiction care.

“I’m very proud of the podcast that we’ve created,” said Ricks. “Across its previous four seasons, the podcast has covered a spectrum of topics. I’m biased, but this will be our best season yet!”

Listen to In the Wild on all major platforms.

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