In the Media: Interviews featuring Dr. Alex Zaphiris and Recovery Superstar.

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KCBS Radio Interview with Alex Zaphiris MD

KCBS Radio—March 29, 2016

President Barack Obama committed this week to take on America’s growing heroin and prescription opioid epidemic by devoting resources to prevention and treatment, rather than to the “war on drugs” policies of the last few decades. KCBS News Radio interviewed Dr. Alex Zaphiris, specialist in addiction medicine on the issue. Listen here.

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Addiction Recovery Superstars

VoiceAmerica: Self Improvement Show hosted by Dr. Irene Conlan—March 17, 2016

After seeing the opiate epidemic soar out of control and how it has affected close family members and friends, as well as millions of other Americans, Dr. Zaphiris developed Recovery Superstar, a complete online program for people in recovery from opiate and other addictions. Recovery Superstar applies the latest advances in neuroplasticity and integrative mental health to help people with opiate addiction heal their brains and successfully live an opiate-free life. We will talk about the scope of the problem and take an in depth look at her recovery program. If you or someone you know has an addiction, be sure to listen to this show. It is available as a download long after it airs live. Please join me for this show.

The New Face of Heroin Addiction

Full Power Living, Blog Talk Radio—July 24, 2014

The new face of heroin addiction is young, white and suburban, according to a recent study in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Alex Zaphiris, MD, MS, a San Francisco medical doctor who specializes in opiate recovery, says this study mirrors her experience. Heroin is cheaper but dosage is uncertain compared to pills, which puts people at increased risk of overdose.” Dr. Zaphiris has an innovative approach for helping people who are struggling with opiate use. She utilizes the latest science to teach patients how their brains are different, and how to heal them by incorporating critical nutritional and brain chemistry components. “This mind/body approach features cutting edge integrative medicine so that people with opiate addiction can understand what’s going on physiologically, and what their minds and bodies need for sustained recovery,” explains Dr. Zaphiris. Heroin abuse has been moving to the suburbs. We all need to know about it, and about what to do. Please join me for this show.

Dr. Alex Zaphiris on Sunday Magazine

Radio Alice, San Francisco, CA—July 20, 2014

Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors.

Dr. Alex Zaphiris, a San Francisco family physician specializing in addiction recovery, talks about the new face of heroin addiction, why so many people are becoming addicted to heroin, the science of addiction, and the various recovery methods available. 3 out of 4 heroin addicts say they started with prescription pain killers like Vicodin, Percocet, and Oxycontin. Listen to the show.

Heroin Addiction and Recovery

Radio Alice, San Francisco, CA—July 18, 2014

The new face of heroin addiction is young, white, and suburban. This according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Three out of four of those addicted say they started with prescription pain medication like Vicodin, OxyContin, and Percocet. Vicodin is now the #1 prescribed drug in America.

Dr. Alex Zaphiris is a family physician specializing in addiction. She explains the addiction mechanism in the brain, why some people become addicted while others don’t, the different types of recovery programs available, the importance of diet and exercise in recovery, and the importance of support from family and friends of those working towards recovery. Listen to the show.

Dr. Alex Zaphiris on the Bill Newman Show

WHMP-AM, Northampton, MA—June 30, 2014

Bill Newman talks with Dr. Alex Zaphiris about the new face of heroin addiction. Listen to the show.