FOCUS: Opioid Abuse Crisis Facts

Embed This Player

Download: H.264/AAC mp4 file Creative Commons License

Tell us about your experience with this online video, click here.


Ed Baker, Vermont Substance Abuse Counselor, LICSW and LADC, gives insight into the consistent increase in prescription opioid deaths in Vermont and across the United States. In this conversation with FOCUS Host Margaret Harrington, he talks about the genetic and environmental influences on opioid addiction. From his perspective as a long time substance abuse counselor we learn about medical and psychological treatment, compassionate law enforcement, and needle exchange. Finally, we learn about the power of words and how stigma costs lives and what we can do to support this vulnerable population.

Order Now!



1 Friday May 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM
2 Saturday May 20, 2017 at 1:20 PM
3 Monday May 22, 2017 at 5:30 AM
4 Monday May 22, 2017 at 11:30 AM
5 Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 9:20 PM
6 Thursday May 25, 2017 at 2:20 AM
7 Thursday May 25, 2017 at 8:20 AM
8 Saturday May 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM
9 Monday May 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM
10 Friday September 8, 2017 at 11:30 PM
11 Saturday September 9, 2017 at 4:30 AM
12 Saturday September 9, 2017 at 10:30 AM
13 Sunday September 10, 2017 at 5:30 PM


Christopher Wiersema

Featured Story

Federal Judge Grants VT Access Network Status in Comcast Case Against the Public Utility Commission

Judge Geoffrey Crawford of the U.S. District Court has granted Vermont Access Network (VAN) intervenor status in Comcast’s challenge to the Vermont Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) Docket 8301 Order that put specific conditions on Comcast’s continued operation in Vermont.


More News from the Center for Media and Democracy