Overdose Epidemic Resources from Public Media

The New York State Public Media Overdose Epidemic is a New York State Education Department funded initiative that has called on NYS public media organizations to help address the issues of mental health and addiction throughout the state. As part of this initiative, WXXI will host a week of special programming, running February 13 through February 19, that looks at the overdose epidemic here in Rochester and beyond.


Featured Programming

Monday, January 30, 2023 - 6:30pm
Join WXXI for a special screening and discussion of Love in the Time of Fentanyl about overdose deaths and what is being done to prevent them. 
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 9:00pm
Pushing opioids. Bribing doctors. Making millions.
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 10:00pm
As the number of overdose deaths in Vancouver, Canada reaches an all-time high, employees and volunteers at the Overdose Prevention Society take matters into their own hands.
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 9:00pm
In a country leading the world in incarcerating women, meet three mothers fighting to rebuild their lives.
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 10:30pm
This documentary follows the lives of first responders who are fighting opioid epidemic every day. 
Sunday, February 19, 2023 - 11:30pm
As the number of overdose deaths in Vancouver, Canada reaches an all-time high, employees and volunteers at the Overdose Prevention Society take matters into their own hands.

Recently Aired

Monday, January 30, 2023 - 6:30pm
Join WXXI for a special screening and discussion of Love in the Time of Fentanyl about overdose deaths and what is being done to prevent them. 

 

Overdose Epidemic Resources from Public Media

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