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The Fix: Treating New York's Opioid Crisis

Series produced by The GroundTruth Project

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Image by: Illustration by Natalie Kenney/GroundTruth 

This is actually America's second opioid crisis. The first is much older. Now, the old and new epidemics exist just a few miles apart from one another in New York City. We go to the Bronx, Staten Island and Long Island to explore what caused the crisis, what's being done about it, and how denial and stigma are fueling a record number of overdose deaths.

This is actually America's second opioid crisis. The first is much older. Now, the old and new epidemics exist just a few miles apart from one another in New York City. We go to the Bronx, Staten Island and Long Island to explore what caused the crisis, what's being done about it, and how denial and stigma are fueling a record number of overdose deaths.


4 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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On Long Island, the rate of death from opioid overdose is rising the fastest in all of New York. Here, providers are being trained in basic communi...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 12:45
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In the South Bronx, healthcare providers here are pioneering an approach that is way ahead of the rest of the country. This system, where all of th...

  • Added: May 26, 2017
  • Length: 12:46
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Rampant prescriptions for painkillers laid the foundation for a deadly heroin epidemic in the mostly white, blue-collar community of Staten Island....

Bought by WJFF


  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 14:48
  • Purchases: 1
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The South Bronx, New York's poorest neighborhood, has been dealing with a deadly heroin epidemic for generations. We look at the origins of the epi...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and WJFF


  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 17:32
  • Purchases: 2