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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.

Battling Opioids's Podcast Battling Opioids

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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.

    Battling Opioids Host on WILK Talking about Part 5 Tonight

    Battling Opioids Host on WILK Talking about Part 5 Tonight

    Battling Opioids Host on WILK Talking about Part 5 Tonight
    Paola Giangiacomo on WILK's (Entercom) Frank Andrews Show, talking about Battling Opioids Part 5.
    Part 5: Coronavirus is now affecting all aspects of life, especially someone dealing with addiction, the change in routine could be detrimental to their recovery due to isolation and increased anxiety.
    Airing Thursday, April 23rd on 7 Pennsylvania Public Media stations. Check your local listings. BattlingOpioids.org
    Listen Live WILKNewsRadio.com

    • 5 min
    Miss America, Camille Schrier, Raising Awareness-Drug Safety

    Miss America, Camille Schrier, Raising Awareness-Drug Safety

    Camille Schrier, the current Miss America is raising awareness of drug safety. She sat down with Battling Opioids Mindy Cronk.
    Reporting: Paul Lazar, Mindy Cronk
    Podcast Producer: JADonnelly

    • 10 min
    Battling Opioids News: Hepatitis C Check

    Battling Opioids News: Hepatitis C Check

    battling Opioids News: Hepatitis C Check. New US guidelines to get HempC check, due to the rise in the opioid epidemic in the last few years.Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org
    Podcast Producer: JADonnelly
    Reporting: Paul Lazar

    • 1 min
    Purdue Pharma Rolling out a campaign to let people know you can file claims against the company over the toll of opioids.

    Purdue Pharma Rolling out a campaign to let people know you can file claims against the company over the toll of opioids.

    Battling Opioids News Feb. 27. Purdue Pharma Rolling out a campaign to let people know you can file claims against the company over the toll of opioids.


    Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org

    #battlingopioids #opioids #Addiction #pain #drugs #healthcare #opioidaddiction #OpioidCrisis #PA
    Podcast Producer: JADonnelly
    Reporting: Paul Lazar

    • 1 min
    Battling Opioids News Feb. 26: 1.6 Billion Settlement

    Battling Opioids News Feb. 26: 1.6 Billion Settlement

    Battling Opioids News Feb. 26: 1.6 Billion Settlement
    Recovery starts with a call, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit battlingopioids.org
    Podcast Producer: JADonnelly
    Reporting: Paul Lazar

    • 1 min
    RX Battling Opioids: Even When Prescribed by a Doctor

    RX Battling Opioids: Even When Prescribed by a Doctor

    RX Opioids: Even When Prescribed by a Doctor
    Some people might think prescription opioids are safer than alcohol or illegal drugs, but the truth is they carry serious risks and side effects. Talk with your doctor about your concerns and make informed decisions about pain management together.
    Podcast Producer: JADonnelly

    • 3 min

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