Opioids from Inside: On-Demand

Opioids from Inside: On-Demand

Watch Opioids from the Inside on-demand to follow the journeys of three women and their families, whose lives have been forever changed as result of their addiction to opioids.

 Two of the women have spent time in Monroe County Correctional Facility in Rochester, NY, and one is still incarcerated there, but all are now in recovery.  The film examines the difficult path to sobriety for Iris, Lisa, and Stephanie, and takes a deep look at the terrible effects of their addiction on their families and communities. 

WXXI produced Opioids from Inside as part of a collaboration with two other public media organizations, Oregon Public Broadcasting and Ideastream in Cleveland, Ohio, that is creating a series of reports on the opioid crisis in their local communities.  WORLD Channel signed on as co-producer of this half-hour documentary, providing funding and editorial support. 
“It is shocking that almost everyone has a story about a family member, friend or work colleague touched by the addiction crisis. We have a vital role to play in keeping this before the public and in helping direct people to resources to deal with the epidemic of addiction,” said Norm Silverstein, President of WXXI. 

As part this on-going effort to address the national opioid crise,  WXXI and Blue Sky Project, WORLD Channel partnered to release  new documentary nationally on-air and online.