Opioid Crisis Resources from Public Media

In WXXI's on-going commitment to raising awareness about the opioids crisis and sharing information and resources, WXXI and PBS stations across New York State are dedicating a week of special programming and news reports to this epidemic. The week will feature a handful of television programs, which you will find highlights below. New York's Opioid Crisis runs Monday, October 15 through Sunday, October 22.

This special programming was made possible through a unique partnership with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The Association of Public Broadcasting Stations of New York represents all nine public television stations throughout the state.  They are: WNED (Buffalo), WXXI (Rochester), WCNY (Syracuse), WSKG (Binghamton), WPBS-TV (Watertown), Mountain Lake PBS (Plattsburgh), WMHT (Troy), WNET (NYC), and WLIW (Long Island).

Opioid Crisis: The Ripple Effect

The  WXXI Opioid Crisis Resource Site provides video resources from public media to promote the discussion and explore the issues created by the national and regional opioid crisis. Download Opioid Resource Kit Flyer

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In conjunction with this news coverage you will find programming from WXXI-TV and WXXI-WORLD (DT 21.2/cable 1275)  and WXXI Online.  See below for program details. 



On-Demand Programming

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There is a person’s story behind every opioid addiction. And each story of addiction has a ripple effect. 
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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. 
Opioid Crisis: The Ripple Effect. is a reporting news series which included reports from three telling locales across the country, to look at the people and issues indirectly affected by the opioid crisis and make the case that the epidemic’s ripple effects impact many. Connect to News Stories
Video, Lessons, News reports for use in school settings. Please preview before using and note age and grade level recommendations. Connect to Opioid Resources in PBS LearningMedia: 
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A documentary that highlights the work being done in New York State to combat addiction.
A searing, two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light.
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Mary and Joe Mullin courageously share their son's story of opioid and heroin addiction. 
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Second Opinion is here to help you start your own community discussions about the Opioid Crisis with a video toolkit.