Screenshot from Keloland News Special Report: Opioid Crisis; addiction and recovery

KELOLAND News Special Report: Opioid Crisis

"Over the next hour, we'll share the stories of people overcome by this dangerous addiction, and we'll show you the grief families are going through. We're also taking a look at the local efforts (by doctors and law enforcement) to get ahead of the opioid crisis, and we're looking at local and national resources. We'll let you know what's available, how you can help, and what our community needs."
Screenshot from The Fix: Examining Rhode Island Opioid Epidemic; the opioid crisis, addiction, and recovery

The Fix: Examining Rhode Island’s Opioid Epidemic

This documentary covers the opioid crisis in Rhode Island specifically, but the messages within it are important for all communities. While there are some personal stories from people who use drugs, the main focus is on listening to the opinions of frontline workers who see the societal impacts of addiction on a day to day basis.
Screenshot from An American Epidemic: The Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis: An American Epidemic

After making his first documentary – Kids are Dying – Michael DeLeon, who runs ‘Steered Straight‘, travelled throughout the U.S. to nearly 40 states to talk to people about the opioid crisis. He speaks with parents who have lost a child, professionals in the field, addicts in recovery, as well as celebrities to create this eye-opening film.
Screenshot from Smashed: Breaking the Cycle of Alcohol Use Disorder featuring Dr. Jeff Harries

Smashed: Breaking the Cycle of Alcohol Use Disorder

"Dr. Jeff Harries, the founder of the Canadian Alcohol Use Disorder Society, has been working to ensure that AUD be understand and treated as a medical condition." He strongly believes that "people suffering from this disease should not be shamed or marginalized. His 20 years of experience in prescribing effective medications and spreading awareness of a more effective, compassionate approach has helped thousands of people to recover and heal." Unfortunately, his work was derailed when he was diagnosed with ALS in 2018. He passed in 2021.