Battling Opioids: A Project of Pennsylvania Public Media

Breaking Heroin's Grip: Road to Recovery from Maryland Public Television

On February 11, 2017 MPT's documentary exploring the region's heroin problem aired regionally on nearly 30 television and radio stations in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. The broadcast was followed by a 20-minute live phone bank offering viewers expert information about treatment. The documentary was produced by Maryland Public Television in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Visit MPT's digital content & resources page for more details. If you have any questions about how agreements to simulcast the programs was put together please contact Tom Williams at MPT. Also check out an article in Market Wired and an article in Current.

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Some call it an epidemic. Some call it a crisis. Whatever the label, too many western New Englanders know someone affected by opioid misuse. Addictive painkillers and illegal narcotics have affected thousands of local families — and will affect thousands more without the intervention of community, medical, and political stakeholders. View a list of community resources about addiction.

In partnership with the Center for Human Development (CHD) and the Berkshire Eagle, WGBY facilitated  a town hall-style discussion, entitled The Opioid Crisis: A Community Dialogue. The goal of the effort is to give voice to those concerned about opioid addiction in western New England. The forum was broadcast live on Thursday, May 11 at 8 p.m.

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