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Getting to zero: How one man weaned himself off prescription opioids

The story of Kirk Foat, a London, Ontario man who shocked his doctors by coming up with his own successful plan to wean himself off prescription opioids. Plus, a Toronto doctor who has become an expert in "de-prescribing' patients like Kirk, who want off prescription opioids.
Kirk Foat holds his newborn son Jack, who is now 6. He says his two children were part of his motivation for weaning himself off prescription opioids. (Foat family)