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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: 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.

Heroin at Home


Addiction to heroin and opioid pharmaceuticals has become a growing epidemic in Rochester, New York State, and across the country.

Throughout July, Michelle Faust of WXXI News will bring you in-depth reporting on the effects of the heroin epidemic in our series, Heroin at Home.

Listen and watch all of Michelle's reporting:

Listen for special reports every Monday during Morning Edition and every Wednesday during All Things Considered on AM 1370 and WRUR 88.5 FM

A special edition of "Need To Know" on WXXI-TV

Connections: The Science and Dangers of Heroin

Connections: Roots of the Modern Heroin Epidemic

Overdose Antidote Widely Available in New York State

Experts Recommend More Families Be Trained to Use Heroin Overdose Medication" target="_blank">Fentanyl Linked to Nearly Half of Last Year's Heroin Overdose Deaths

Doctors Can Treat Addiction, But Are There Enough Trained in the Field?

New York State Moves Closer to Equal Treatment for Mental and Physical Health Care

State Laws Aim to Curb Opioid Over-Prescription and Abuse

US Attorney Cracks Down on Overprescribing of Opioid Substances 

Recovering Opioid User and His Mother Discusses Their Experiences 

Forensics Specialist Demonstrates Drug Analysis Process 

Connections: The Impact of Addiction on Families

Connections: More on Heroin in Rochester

Area Schools Start to Train Nurses in the Heroin Overdose Antidote

School Nurses Stock Drug To Reverse Opioid Overdoses