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The Dr. Robin Zasio Show “Mental Health Matters”
17th December 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Topic: Raising Awareness of Recreational Prescription Drug Use.
One week before Christmas in 2009, April Rovero’s life changed forever. Her 21-year-old son, Joey, was found dead in his apartment near Arizona State University where he was finishing his senior year, just five months from graduation. The coroner’s reported cause of death was “toxic effects of multiple drugs,” all prescribed for him by a California doctor he and two ASU classmates drove six hours to see in a short office visit, leaving with prescriptions for powerful drugs intended to address severe pain and anxiety. The combined use of those prescribed drugs with alcohol took Joey’s life. April and her husband were devastated. Determined to turn heartbreak into a catalyst to help others, April became an advocate and will share her story of how tragedy has led to advocacy. This show will air again on Sunday, December 18, 2016 for 6am to 7am.