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A son's death by overdose inspires doctor to rescue others

  • Aired: 11/29/2017
  • 09:13
  • Rating: NR
Dr. Jim Baker dreaded getting that call for years: his son had fatally overdosed from opioids. He had watched Max go through the downward spiral of addiction, then recover and get sober, but a hospitalization for a car crash made him relapse. Now Baker does everything he can to educate others about the risks and devastation of opioid use. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.
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Spend the day with Dr. Jim Baker, and you will understand the opioid crisis in a new way.
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