NY Times Opioid Crisis

New York Times

Inside a Killer Drug Epidemic: A Look at America's Opioid Crisis

January 6, 2017

Opioid addiction is America's 50-state epidemic. It courses along Interstate highways in the form of cheap smuggled heroin, and flows out of "pill mill" clinics where pain medicine is handed out like candy. It has ripped through New England towns, where people overdose in the aisles of dollar stores, and it has ravaged coal country, where addicts speed-dial the sole doctor in town licensed to prescribe a medication. Read the full story...

CNN Opioid Use


'Saturday Night Live' Heroin Sketch Sparks Outrage

April 19, 2016

What were you thinking "Saturday Night Live"? That's what a lot of fans -- and mothers of addicts -- are saying after a sketch on this weekend's show featured a fake drug commercial for "Heroin AM," an option for people "who want to use heroin" but also "get stuff done." In the commercial, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays a school-bus-driving mama who says she can "get jacked on scag, and then get to work." The spoof showcases the product in a box that makes it look like an over-the-counter medicine. Read the full story...

CNN Opioid Use


Viacom's Addiction Initiative

Listen is Viacom's initiative to change the national addiction conversation and kick-start a search for solutions. Listen offers support through connected resources, and eliminates blame, shame and stigma by amplifying the stories of millions of Americans whose lives are affected by addiction. Scroll down and click on "Maureen" in the purple sound bar to hear Magnolia New Beginnings' President Maureen Cavanagh's story. Listen now...

CNN Opioid Use

CNN - Anderson Cooper's 360° Town Hall

Prescription Addiction - Made In The USA

May 10, 2016

Prescription addiction is a battle that hits too close to home for many. Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins Anderson Cooper to talk about the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the U.S. in a special AC360 town hall -- "Prescription Addiction: Made in the USA". Watch the video...



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