A Relentless Cycle: New York's Long History With Opioids


The rise in overdose deaths around the country has been raising awareness of newer substances like fentanyl and other synthetics in the drug supply. But while the drugs are new, the pattern of emerging addictive drugs is not, particularly in New York which some call the world capital of heroin addiction. Correspondent Christopher Booker explores New York's long history with opioid addiction.


Title: A Relentless Cycle: New York's Long History With Opioids

Format: Video

Clean of Graphics: Yes

Type: Full Program

Subject(s): Overdose Epidemic, Opioids Crisis

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: WNET

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 05/30/2024

Runtime: 00:29:59

Main Asset File Size: 11.01 GB

Rights Information:

  • 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?: Yes
  • Digital Classroom Rights: Yes
  • Promotional Use: Yes

Sensitive Material: There are some historic images of addiction between the 3:15 and 4:00 mark.

Special Instructions: N/A

Language: English


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