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<p>Opioids and the problems they cause are in the headlines daily, but this drug’s global impact actually began thousands of years ago.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span> In this series, “<em>The History of Opium</em>,” we will explore the substance’s first known use in antiquity and work our way up to the current crisis.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span> Our first installment features excerpts from an interview with author Kenaz Filan, whose book,<span class= "Apple-converted-space"> </span> “<em>The Power of the Poppy: Harnessing Nature’s Most Dangerous Ally,</em>” chronicles some of the earliest uses of <em>papaver somniferum,</em> aka the opium poppy. <span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></p> <p>This episode is sponsored by True Recovery.<span class= "Apple-converted-space"> </span> If you or someone you care for is dealing with addiction, you know that finding a treatment option that works for you can be extremely frustrating. The truth is, every patient’s needs are different - and constantly evolving.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span> TrueRecovery.com</p> <p><em><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></em></p> <p>And now, DrDrew.com presents “<em>The History of Opium,”</em></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>This episode is presented by True Recovery, www.truerecovery.com</p>