Need To Know: Heroin & The Opioid Epidemic

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206 - that is the number of deaths in 2016 related to heroin, opioids, fentanyl, and related substances within the ten counties served by the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s office. That’s a number that grew 142 percent from 2015 to 2016.

It’s also a number that the Polito family of Rochester, like countless others, feared would include their own child, Mary Jo. In 2016 they learned their daughter was addicted to heroin and life as they knew it changed.

The Polito family’s story is one that may resonate with many watching this broadcast. And it’s a story Mary Jo herself wanted to share solely in the hopes of helping to save at least one life.

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Title: Need To Know: Heroin & The Opioid Epidemic

Type: Full Program

Subject(s): Health and Mental Health, Opioids Crisis

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: WXXI Public Broadcasting

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 11/02/2017

Runtime: 00:28:00

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  • Media Rights: All manner and media
  • Territory (*Please note: all internet exploitation of this program must be geo-limited to the specified territory): Worldwide
  • Term: In perpetuity
  • Releases: 1
  • Editing Allowed?: No
  • Digital Classroom Rights: Yes
  • Promotional Use: Yes

Sensitive Material: N/A

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File Clean of Graphics: No

Language: English

 

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