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Pennsylvania has one of the highest opioid overdose death rates in the nation. Every day, thousands of Pennsylvanians mothers and fathers, children, neighbors struggle to overcome addiction. Rural and urban, rich and poor, the opioid crisis affects all of us. Neither people nor communities can fight this battle alone. Public media has unique potential to connect Pennsylvanians across boundaries, and, in an unprecedented collaboration, we are doing just that. Our local reporting and programming have covered the opioid crisis for years—but now we are uniting to show you how Pennsylvanians statewide are confronting the epidemic of heroin and prescription opioid abuse. We are increasing awareness and empathy to reduce the stigma around opioid use, aid prevention, and help people find treatment. Pennsylvania Public Media stations WHYY (Philadelphia), WITF (Harrisburg), WLVT/PBS39 (Greater Lehigh Valley), WPSU (State College), WQED (Pittsburgh), WQLN (Northwestern Pennsylvania), and WVIA (Northeastern Pennsylvania) are collaborating to produce educational programming that focuses on the opioid crisis and its impact.

Pennsylvania has one of the highest opioid overdose death rates in the nation. Every day, thousands of Pennsylvanians mothers and fathers, children, neighbors struggle to overcome addiction. Rural and urban, rich and poor, the opioid crisis affects all of us. Neither people nor communities can fight this battle alone. Public media has unique potential to connect Pennsylvanians across boundaries, and, in an unprecedented collaboration, we are doing just that. Our local reporting and programming have covered the opioid crisis for years—but now we are uniting to show you how Pennsylvanians statewide are confronting the epidemic of heroin and prescription opioid abuse. We are increasing awareness and empathy to reduce the stigma around opioid use, aid prevention, and help people find treatment. Pennsylvania Public Media stations WHYY (Philadelphia), WITF (Harrisburg), WLVT/PBS39 (Greater Lehigh Valley), WPSU (State College), WQED (Pittsburgh), WQLN (Northwestern Pennsylvania), and WVIA (Northeastern Pennsylvania) are collaborating to produce educational programming that focuses on the opioid crisis and its impact.
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Pennsylvania has one of the highest opioid overdose death rates in the nation. Every day, thousands of Pennsylvanians mothers and fathers, children, neighbors struggle to overcome addiction. Rural and urban, rich and poor, the opioid crisis affects all of us. Neither people nor communities can fight this battle alone. Public media has unique potential to connect Pennsylvanians across boundaries, and, in an unprecedented collaboration, we are doing just that. Our local reporting and programming have covered the opioid crisis for years—but now we are uniting to show you how Pennsylvanians statewide are confronting the epidemic of heroin and prescription opioid abuse. We are increasing awareness and empathy to reduce the stigma around opioid use, aid prevention, and help people find treatment. Pennsylvania Public Media stations WHYY (Philadelphia), WITF (Harrisburg), WLVT/PBS39 (Greater Lehigh Valley), WPSU (State College), WQED (Pittsburgh), WQLN (Northwestern Pennsylvania), and WVIA (Northeastern Pennsylvania) are collaborating to produce educational programming that focuses on the opioid crisis and its impact.

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Episodes

Battling Opioids Podcast: John Auerbach CEO of Trust for America's Health

6/24/2019
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We spoke with John Auerbach, the CEO of Trust for America's Health, about a report the organization released last week. The report describes a dramatic increase in the number of deaths due to alcohol, drugs, and suicide between 2007-2017 for Millennials. The report also addresses possible reasons for the increase as well as offering evidence-based recommendations. The report can be found on Trust for America's Health website: www.tfah.org Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP...

Duration:00:11:25

Battling Opioids Podcast: Show Part 2

6/19/2019
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Battling Opioids Podcast: Show Part 2 In Battling Opioids Part 2, Pennsylvania Public Media focuses on the impact of the opioid crisis on PA’s children, families and young adults. In the Battling Opioids project, Pennsylvania’s Public Media stations are coming together to produce educational programming that focuses on the opioid crisis and its effects, to share resources, and to convene community conversations. The first statewide Battling Opioids broadcast aired September 2018. Part 2...

Duration:00:56:14

Battling Opioids Podcast: Show Part 2

6/19/2019
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Battling Opioids Podcast: Show Part 2 Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org @WITF @wqed @whyy @WPSU @WVIATVFM @wqln @wlvtBattling Opioids Podcast: Show Part 2

Duration:00:56:14

Battling Opioids Podcast: Medical Marijuana News June 14, 2019

6/14/2019
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Battling Opioids Podcast: Medical Marijuana News June 14, 2019 Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org #battlingopioids #opioids #Addiction #pain #drugs #healthcare #opioidaddiction #OpioidCrisis #PA

Duration:00:01:11

Battling Opioids Podcast: Podcast News

6/12/2019
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Battling Opioids Podcast: Podcast News

Duration:00:01:30

Battling Opioids Podcast: Podcast News June 12, 2019

6/12/2019
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Battling Opioids Podcast: Podcast News June 12, 2019 Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org #battlingopioids #opioids #Addiction #pain #drugs #healthcare #opioidaddiction #OpioidCrisis #PA

Duration:00:01:33

Battling Opioids Podcast: Opioids in Rural Pennsylvania

6/10/2019
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Battling Opioids Podcast: Opioids in Rural Pennsylvania Living in the isolated rural counties of Pennsylvania poses unique challenges to those seeking treatment for opioid addiction. In Susquehanna County, Barnes Kasson Hospital and the community action agency Trehab are working to make recovery treatment more effective for those who chose that path. Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org

Duration:00:03:52

Battling Opioids Podcast: Rise, Fall, Believe- Alexis Johnson

6/5/2019
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Battling Opioids Podcast: Rise, Fall, Believe- Alexis Johnson Prescribed pain medication after a serious car accident, Alexis Johnson struggled with years of addiction, multiple overdoses, self-harm & jail sentences. Today, after 3 years in recovery, she's a successful model & motivational speaker with a message that spreads hope to those who have fallen on hard times. #PABattlingOpioids Recovery starts with a call, call 1800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org #battlingopioids...

Duration:00:03:50

Battling Opioids Podcast: Lauren Holly Interview

6/3/2019
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Battling Opioids Podcast: Lauren Holly Interview. Pennsylvania native, actress Lauren Holly's latest role is on the Netflix show "Designated Survivor". On the show, her character becomes addicted to opioids so Lauren researched the opioid epidemic in order to portray the character as realistically as possible. Listen as she talks about the show, what she learned, and how she talks with her children about substance abuse.

Duration:00:07:22

Battling Opioids Podcast: Opioids Trust and Fatherhood

5/31/2019
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Dan Albert’s addiction took off when his former girlfriend became pregnant with their daughter. He remembers taking opioid medication while she was in labor and being so high that he could barely hold his daughter when she was born.

Duration:00:03:55

Battling Opioids Podcast: Interview Barbara Durkin

5/30/2019
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Battling Opioids Podcast: Interview Barbara Durkin Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org

Duration:00:01:22

Battling Opioids Podcast: Interview Superintendent Karen Voigt (Video)

5/28/2019
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Battling Opioids Podcast: Interview Superintendent Karen Voigt Moutain View School District. Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org

Duration:00:03:04

Battling Opioids Podcast: Karen Voigt

5/28/2019
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Battling Opioids Podcast: Interview Superintendent Karen Voigt Moutain View School District. Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org

Duration:00:03:07

Battling Opioids Podcast: NEWS Housing May 25 2019

5/27/2019
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The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs is planning to apply for another year of funding to help people living with opioid addiction. The first year's funds -- from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration -- has totaled almost $56 million dollars. Drug and Alcohol Secretary Jennifer Smith says housing and medication assisted treatment have topped the list for spending. Smith says people need help with the basics: Employment, transportation and housing.

Duration:00:01:11

Battling Opioids Podcast Episode 1

5/27/2019
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Battling Opioids Podcast Episode 1 Pennsylvania has one of the highest opioid overdose death rates in the nation. Every day, thousands of Pennsylvanians—mothers and fathers, children, neighbors—struggle to overcome addiction. Rural and urban, rich and poor, the opioid crisis affects all of us. Neither people nor communities can fight this battle alone. Public media has unique potential to connect Pennsylvanians across boundaries, and, in an unprecedented collaboration, we are doing just...

Duration:00:28:56

Battling Opioids Podcast: Opioids and Foster Care WQED

5/26/2019
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As the opioid crisis worsens, more parents are being jailed, overdosing or dying. That’s putting more children into the foster system -- and there aren't enough foster parents to go around. "The trauma to children is profound," says Kimberly Rogers, of Washington County Children and Youth Services. In Western PA, Cetina and Troy Hendal have taken in seven foster children whose birth parents are struggling with substance use disorder--and just recently adopted two of them. "If...

Duration:00:03:32

Battling Opioids Podcast: Substance Abuse Public Meeting MaryAnn Warren

5/24/2019
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Battling Opioids Podcast: Substance Abuse Public Meeting MaryAnn WarrenMaryAnn Warren, Susquehanna Co., PA Commissioner

Duration:00:01:20

Battling Opioids Podcast News: May 23, 2019

5/23/2019
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Battling Opioids Podcast News: May 23, 2019 Governor Wolf, PA

Duration:00:00:52

Battling Opioids: Maryann Warren Susquehanna County Commissioner

5/23/2019
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Battling Opioids: Maryann Warren Susquehanna County Commissioner. Public Meeting Susquehanna County BattlingOpioids.org

Duration:00:01:21

Battling Opioids News May 21, 2019

5/21/2019
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Outbreak of Hepatitis A Linked to Opioid Use?

Duration:00:01:13