New Approaches To Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Video Series Raises Awareness and Empathy

This series of short videos on the opioid epidemic was created for the Overdose Prevention and Education Network. The series is designed to raise awareness and empathy that hopefully will result in more effective ways to combat this problem. Special thanks to the families and addicts who took the time to talk on camera and especially to the police, firefighters, and paramedics who are on the front lines, using innovative approaches that are saving lives.

1.) “It’s Happening to Good People”

2.) “There Absolutely Is A Stigma”

3.) Recognizing the Problem of Stigma

4.) On The Front Lines

5.) Personal Stories

Bottles of pills

(Photo by K-State Research and Extension via Flickr)