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 dedicated a week of special programming and news reports to this epidemic. The week featured television programs, many which you can watch on-demand below. New York's Opioid Crisis ran 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

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On-Demand Programming

NOVA joins scientists and sufferers alike as they probe the mysteries of addiction.
A searing, two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light.
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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. 
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: 
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.
Watch on-demand: What usually starts innocently enough as taking pain medication appropriately prescribed by a doctor, can turn into a deadly addiction for some.