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The final part in our four-part Defying Despair series, this webinar discussed ongoing efforts to increase access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder and guide people on a path to recovery.

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Reporting on America’s Opioid Drug Crisis

April 11, 2017 | 09:00 AM
10:00 AM ET

The opioid epidemic in the U.S. continues to claim more and more lives each year, with opioid-related deaths rising to 33,000 in 2015. This webinar, hosted by USC Annenberg’s Center for Health Journalism with support from NIHCM Foundation, provided an overview of the epidemic, including the new geography of addiction, and offered approaches for reporters to cover this evolving crisis.

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Speakers

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Lisa Girion
Reuters
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Kimberly Kindy
The Washington Post
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Dr. Andrew Kolodny
Brandeis University