January 07, 2020 at 5:30 am

Approximately one in seven people in New York suffer from addiction, yet only ten percent receive help. Why? We continue our New York’s Opioid Crisis coverage in partnership with the state’s Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. In a special report by “MetroFocus” from a documentary produced by NYS OASAS, journalist Laurie Dhue, herself in long-term recovery, takes us across the state to talk to our neighbors, co-workers, and in some cases our friends and family who are in varying stages of recovery. They all offer a reminder that addiction isn’t a choiceWe also have information about resources for those who need to get help now.

For more information on substance abuse resources, click here. 

Aired on October 19, 2018, December 24, 2018, July 12, 2019 and January 6, 2020


MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.


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