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.


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. 

 

 


Featured Programming

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 12:00pm
Local leaders in healthcare and law enforcement discuss the state of the opioid crisis in Rochester and the Finger Lakes region.
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 9:00pm
Part one of a three-part series that exposes how this catasrophic man-made public health crisis began.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 4:00pm
There is a person’s story behind every opioid addiction. And each story of addiction has a ripple effect. 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 9:00pm
NOVA joins scientists and sufferers alike as they probe the mysteries of addiction.
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:00pm
WXXI's weekly news and public affairs program takes a closer look at the opioid crisis in Rochester.
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 9:30pm
A searing, two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light.
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
What usually starts innocently enough as taking pain medication appropriately prescribed by a doctor, can turn into a deadly addiction for some.
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 5:00pm
Mary and Joe Mullin courageously share their son's story of opioid and heroin addiction.
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 1:00pm
This three-part series explores the causes of the opioid epidemic, its devastating effects and programs redefining the treatment and recovery process.

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. 
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.
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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. 
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Opioid Crisis Resources from Public Media

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