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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.


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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....

  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 14:48
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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