Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

"Where is the Outrage?"

Clip | 6m 16s | Video has closed captioning.

There are small signs of progress in combatting the opioid epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control reports opioid prescribing peaked in 2010 and decreased each year through 2015. Experts say the drop is a sign the culture of over-prescribing is changing. But fewer prescriptions have not resulted in a drop in opioid addiction and death. There are no easy solutions to the opioid epidemic.

Aired: 01/17/18

Rating: TV-PG

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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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