DAYTON — Ohio public television stations have teamed up to present Ohio’s Addiction: Roads to Recovery a special presentation focusing on Ohio’s ongoing opioid problem. The two-hour program will feature segments from a collection of documentaries produced by Ohio public television stations. Karen Kasler, anchor of the weekly statehouse news cast State of Ohio will host.
Ohio’s Addiction: Roads to Recovery presents a state-wide perspective of the opioid problems that are touching all parts of Ohio – from large metropolitan areas to rural communities. The film provides needed information and resources to Ohio citizens. In a joint effort, Ohio public television stations have committed to simulcasting the premiere of the documentary across the state.
Ohio’s Addiction: Roads to Recovery will air Thursday, September 27 at 9pm on ThinkTV16/WPTD and ThinkTV14/WPTO, the program will be simulcast on Ohio public television stations including: WOSU, Columbus; WVIZ/PBS ideastream, Cleveland; WGBU, Bowling Green; WOUB, Athens; WGTE, Toldeo and CET, Cincinnati.
Documentary segments include:
– 20 Seconds of Courage: Fighting the Opioid Addiction in Rural Ohio. Roger Winemiller lost two of his three children to heroin overdoses. His surviving son is in recovery. Roger and others in his rural community reached out to addicts and their families to form a patchwork coalition of support.
– Be Well: Opioids. A range of issues associated with the opioid crisis including the impact on local families, barriers to treatment and the costs to society.
– Addiction: Heroin & Pills “The Social and Economic Tsunami.” Municipal and regional governments are overrun by the cost of the opioid explosion: increased EMS calls, expensive drugs to counteract overdoses and maintaining prevention and rehabilitation programs.
– Columbus on the Record. Host Mike Thompson and a panel of advocates look at what policy makers can do to stop the Opioid Crisis in Ohio. They examine which regulations and practices have worked and what’s left to improve. (Produced by WOSU)
More information about Ohio’s Addiction: Roads to Recovery can be found at www.thinktv.org/opioid.