Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

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CREDIT: COURTESY OF WNED-TV, BUFFALO - TORONTO

This documentary traces the causes behind the unprecedented growth in the use of prescription opioids and the devastating impact these drugs are having in virtually every part of America. 

Through personal stories and interviews with experts, Understanding the Opioid Epidemic reveals the tragic impact of the overuse of prescription painkillers on individuals, families and communities. 

Additional educational resources:

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic community engagement toolkit  online or people can request a hard copy (that includes a program DVD) for free

7 lesson plans on pbs.org and PBS LearningMedia

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