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Part 2: Close Up Radio Welcomes Back Author Barry I. Gold

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Oakland, NJ – Barry I. Gold is a retired scientist who studied pharmacology and is especially knowledgeable regarding the opiate addiction crisis. “This is something that I am passionate about,” he emphasizes. He is also the author of two books, We’re Overdosed and the upcoming book Boomer Dad: A Lifetime of Endurance, Resilience, and Disconnection.

“I start the book We’re Overdosed, by discussing the history of opium and where it came from,” explains Barry. “This includes how heroin was invented.”

“I am trying to advance opiate education,” adds Barry. “I don’t give an anti-opiate message, as much as I encourage others to learn about this, so they can know the next time they come in contact with it.”

While Barry has made the painstaking effort to educate others about opiates, he also embraces the challenges of fatherhood at an advanced age, as he is a baby boomer.

“I am the single parent of a fourteen-year-old in addition to two older children, 49 and 47, from a previous marriage,” explains Barry. “I am in the process of writing a book titled Boomer Dad: A Lifetime of Endurance, Resilience, and Disconnection. Targeted to men and women who are baby boomers, it’s a memoir which highlights Barry’s life, past and present, including his two divorces, his children, and his global career in the pharmaceutical industry.

“Opiate addiction is a public health problem, and not a legal problem,” concludes Barry. “They are not criminals. They are sick people who need help.”

For more information, please visit https://www.barrygoldwriter.com/