Since 1997, deaths in the United States due to opioid addiction have reached an historic high, increasing by 900%. Drug abusers are often the elderly, occurring when doctors over prescribe the drug, and young people, acquiring drugs from sellers and on the internet.

This special two part broadcast airing on Friday July 21st and repeated on Friday, August 18th, from 9 PM to 10 PM focuses on the critical problem facing America. These shows, part I will air the week of September 19th, part II the week of September 26, 2017 on CUNY TV, airing 8 times during the week.
Panelists: Elaine Pozycki, Founder, Prevent Opioid Abuse, Co-Chair, Partnership for A Drug, Free New Jersey; Andrew Kolodny, MD, Ex. Dir, Physicians for Responsible Prescribing, Co- Dir., Opioid Policy Research Collaborative, Brandeis University; Steven Witkoff, Chair, CEO, Witkoff; Angelo M. Valente, Executive Director, Partnership for A Drug Free New Jersey; Joseph D. Coronato, Prosecutor, Chief Law Enforcement Officer, Ocean County, NJ.
The July 21st and August 18th broadcast airs from 9PM to 10 PM, on CUNY TV, Channel 75 Spectrum & Cablevision, Channel 30 Verizon FIOS, Channel 77 RCN in New York City.
The show is also available on the following links: