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. On-demand videos and resource toolkits continue to be available for your use.

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

Video Toolkit

Start a Community Discussion with the Second Opinion Video Toolkit

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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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.