Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Relationship between Opioids and Heroin

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Dr. Andrew Kolodny gives an overview of the relationship between prescription opioids and heroin abuse. He speaks on the origins of opioids, why opioids are referred to as "heroin pills" and how the path that leads from prescription opioids to heroin addiction is so common.

Aired: 01/17/18

Rating: NR

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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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