Second Opinion: Opioids to Heroin Addiction

Second Opinion: Opioids to Heroin Addiction

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 8:30pm - 9:00pm

Credit: Nic Minetor

Experts say the heroin epidemic, which is a growing problem nationwide, is largely spurred by people who first become addicted to prescribed opiate pain medications. As the pills become more expensive and harder to obtain, people move on to the cheaper and more potent high that heroin can provide. Cynthia Scudo, grandmother of twenty, shares the story of hip pain that ended with a nine-year addiction to heroin. Second Opinion: Opioids to Heroin Addiction airs Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Second Opinion is made possible with support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).  It airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m., and Sundays at 12:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV, Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on WXXI-WORLD (DT21.2), and on more than 250 PBS stations across the country. To learn more, visit: secondopinion-tv.org.

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