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Opioids Epidemic

Length: 00:22:30
Usage rights: Expires 9/6/2020

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The CDC reports 28,000+ overdose deaths this year from opioids overdose. It is very clear that America is in the grip of a serious opioids epidemic. This video looks at the opioids epidemic through the eyes of four recovering young addicts: Jesse, Peter, Cindy, and Sam. By sharing their stories, viewers will learn how easy it is to transition from prescription painkillers to shooting up heroin. The young users talk about the devastating personal toll of their addiction and its impact on their families and their communities. They also talk about hope—hope to not use again, hope to get through the pain of detox, and the hope of a better, sober life ahead.



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