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WXXI, in partnership with public broadcasting stations across New York state, will air special programming examining the opioid crisis during the week of Oct. 15.New York’s Opioid Crisis is a first-of-its-kind partnership to draw attention to this public health crisis and raise awareness of services available in local communities for those affected by opioid addiction.Support for opioid crisis programming on WXXI is provided in part by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. A complete list of programs can be found here: WXXI.org/opioid-prog.We want to hear what you have to say about opioid and heroin use in our community. Please click on this link to take a short survey.

Coming Up on NTK: Rochester's Heroin Epidemic, OSHA Could Save Construction Workers' Lives

Learn about Rochester's heroin epidemic and what officals can do to combat it, and see how a new OSHA standard could reduce lung cancer for construction workers.

Watch Need to Know with host Michelle Faust filling in for Hélène Biandudi Hofer Thursday at 8pm on WXXI-TV, Channel 21.1 and Cable 11 or 1221.