Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

"How Addiction Happens"

Clip | 7m 29s | Video has closed captioning.

Avi and Julie Israel talk about their son Michael's condition, how he became addicted to the prescribed painkillers and what they learned about addiction. They offer parents advise on how to talk to their kids, and where and when to seek help.

Aired: 01/17/18

Rating: TV-PG

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Funding has been provided by BlueCross BlueShield Association and the Brain Research Foundation.

Community Engagement Toolkit


Community Engagement Toolkit

The community engagement toolkit can be used by public television stations or interested organizations to broaden the reach of the television program Understanding the Opioid Epidemic. Use the toolkit as a guide to hold public or targeted screenings and discussions and educate young people.

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