Taking Students Inside Opioid Addiction


In its in-depth nightly news, PBS NewsHour recently reported that while 14 states saw a drop in deaths from opioid overdoses, overall our country is witnessing a 30% increase in opioid deaths.

KET, Kentucky Educational Television, producers of this video, has created a PBS LearningMedia interactive lesson, Inside Opioid Addiction, allowing students to learn about the nationwide opioid crisis, its devastating impact on communities and families, and how agencies and individuals are pulling together to respond to this overwhelming public health crisis.  (Note:  So large is the number of families affected by the opioid crisis that teachers are instructed to preview the lesson to be prepared for possible emotional responses.)

You can also visit PBS NewsHour to see their reporting on this national crisis.

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