March 20th, 2022

Podcast 286: Talking about addiction treatment by candlelight from Ukraine’s Donetsk region

Dr. Natalia Shevchuk (pictured above) treats substance use disorders in Ukraine’s Donetsk region. Her face is candlelit because her town is under curfew, and people aren’t allowed to put on their room lights (if they have electricity) in the hours of darkness, lest Russian bombardments use the lights as guides.

She talked with Dr. Ali Raja and Joe Elia via Zoom about her work and her concerns for colleagues in Mariupol she’s not heard from for weeks. It’s wartime and nothing is running as usual.

But let her tell you all about that.

Here is a transcript.

[Running time: 20 minutes]

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