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Breaking Heroin's Grip

Breaking Heroin’s Grip: Road to Recovery

Saturday, February 11 at 7pm

Breaking Heroin's Grip: LaurenBreaking Heroin's Grip: Road to Recovery is a one-hour television event including a 40-minute documentary featuring first-hand accounts of our region's heroin problem, plus a 20-minute live phone bank program offering viewers expert information about treatment. It is produced by Maryland Public Television in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The program will be simulcast by numerous broadcasters (both TV and radio) in Maryland, as well as surrounding states.

MPT Digital Content

Maryland Public Television presents stories from people on the front lines of the heroin and opioid crisis in an effort to bring awareness to the problem. This series aims to bring our viewers a greater understanding of the nuances, challenges, and humanity contained in this topic.

Overcoming Opioids: Fentanyl
MPT Digital Studios

Overcoming Opioids: Fentanyl

Mother and activist Beth Schmidt lost her son to a fentanyl overdose in 2013.

Public Service Announcements

Broadcast versions are available upon request.
E-mail for access.

Fentanyl :15 seconds

Need help?

Maryland's Crisis Hotline is available 24/7 to provide support, guidance and assistance.

Call 1-800-422-0009

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

For Media Partners

More than 25 radio and television stations have signed on to broadcast Breaking Heroin’s Grip.

There’s still time to sign up! To carry this program, please fill out our online form.

Breaking Heroin’s Grip Press Release (coming soon).

Resource Toolkit
Our resource toolkit provides program feed information, fact sheets, press releases, etc. and is available to all partners. To request access, please contact Lindsay Wood ( or 410-581-4375).


For more information about this program or to get involved, please contact Lindsay Wood ( or 410-581-4375).