Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic
A Hard Look at Opioid Addiction

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3 episodes in this series

Episode 1 An Odyssey of Ignorance & Greed
The Opioid Epidemic is the worst man-made epidemic in the history of our nation. More people die each year from an opioid overdose than in automobile accidents. The statistics are…
Episode 2 Ground Zero
Rural America was among the earliest and hardest hit by prescription opioid addiction and overdose deaths. The stories in this episode center primarily in Kentucky, the ground zero of the…
Episode 3 Rocky Road to Recovery
This episode shines a light on the plight of the millions of Americans who suffer from opioid addiction. Nearly everyone knows someone or has a family member who is addicted…

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Ground Zero
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