Breaking Heroin’s Grip: Road to Recovery

Originally aired February 2017

Breaking Heroin's Grip: Road to Recovery

Breaking Heroin's Grip: Road to Recovery

Follow three individuals through their often painful journeys of recovery from heroin and opioid addiction.

Breaking Heroin's Grip: Road to Recovery is a poignant and personal documentary shedding light on our region’s pressing heroin problem. Told through the lens of adults that have experienced heroin’s grip first-hand, viewers get an authentic look inside the complexities of this harrowing epidemic.

The program includes a 40-minute documentary followed by a 20-minute live phone bank (1-800-422-0009) offering viewers expert information about treatment. The documentary was produced by Maryland Public Television in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health. The program was simulcasted by numerous broadcasters (both TV and radio) in Maryland, as well as surrounding states.

Breaking Heroin's Grip: Peer-to-peer recovery
WEB EXCLUSIVE

Breaking Heroin's Grip: Peer-to-peer recovery

Nicholas and Matt discuss their addiction stories and their use of peer-to-peer support methods to help each other.

Breaking Heroin's Grip: Long-term recovery
WEB EXCLUSIVE

Breaking Heroin's Grip: Long-term recovery

Patricia discusses her addiction journey and her experiences of being in long-term recovery.

From MPT Digital Studios: Additional Stories

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
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Overcoming Opioids: Fentanyl

Beth Schmidt lost her son Sean to a fatal fentanyl overdose in 2013. She now helps families to recognize the signs of opioid addiction and to know that they are not alone.

Overcoming Opioids: Maternity
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Overcoming Opioids: Maternity

Vanessa Lyle was a user of opioids while pregnant who sought and received help from a detoxification program for the special needs of new and expecting mothers.

Overcoming Opioids: Narcan
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Overcoming Opioids: Narcan

One way that Narcan, a drug used to stop opioid overdoses, is available to certified Maryland residents is through peer advocate programs.

Overcoming Opioids: Telemedicine
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Overcoming Opioids: Telemedicine

Through telemedicine, specialists expand access to treatment across the state for those facing opioid addiction.

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

How does the Crisis Hotline work?
» Watch a video

Contact

For more information about this program, please contact Lindsay Wood (lwood@mpt.org or 410-581-4375).

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