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Battling the opioid crisis

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With the opioid crisis continuing in this country, the need for solutions also continues. Our next guest is a pharmacist in the Upstate who recently opened an addiction treatment center in an effort to help addicts recover through medication therapy.

Mike Switzer interviews Don Viets, owner and program sponsor at Ascent Recovery Solutions in Simpsonville, SC.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.