Addiction & Recovery Week

February 6-11, 2017

Addiction & Recovery logo MPT’s Addiction & Recovery Week offers a full week of television programming aimed at uncovering the perils of addiction and highlighting stories of hope and recovery. By sharing the personal, firsthand experience of addicts and their loved ones, we hope to replace misguided conceptions about addiction with compassion for those whose lives are devastated by it and prove that recovery can be reality.

Program Schedule

Direct Connection - Addiction & Recovery Special

Monday, February 6 at 7:30pm


Understanding Joy

Tuesday, February 7 at 8pm

Addiction  and Recover Week

The journey of one woman reveals the devastating impact of a gambling addiction, a condition now placing hundreds of thousands of Maryland residents at risk.



Life After Meth

Tuesday, February 7 at 8:30pm

Addiction  and Recover Week

Methamphetamine addiction is a disease that devastates individuals and families. Each year thousands of people receive treatment and acquire the tools and support they need to turn their lives around. The Hazeldon Foundation and TPT's Minnesota Channel present the compelling personal stories of six people who are living in recovery. Listen as they talk about their addiction, how they got sober, stay sober, and enjoy life after meth.


Prescription Drug Addiction: This is America and the World

Wednesday, February 8 at 8pm (on MPT2)

Addiction  and Recover Week

A one hour special focused on the runaway opioid epidemic in the United States. Michael Botticelli, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy speaks to host Dennis Wholey about prescription drug and heroin addiction and warning signs for family members. This brief interview is followed by a roundtable discussion with four medical experts about the past year's 23,000 opioid deaths as well as addiction and treatment.


Your Money & Business: Addiction & Recovery Special

Thursday, February 9 at 7:30pm


FRONTLINE: Chasing Heroin

Thursday, February 9 at 9pm

Addiction  and Recover Week

Facing a heroin epidemic, America is experimenting with radical new approaches to the drug problem. Following four addicts in Seattle, examine U.S. drug policy and what happens when heroin is treated like a public health crisis, not a crime.


State Circle: Addiction & Recovery Special

Friday, February 10 at 7:30pm


On Life's Terms: Mothers in Recovery

Saturday, February 11 at 6pm

Addiction  and Recover Week

Driven by the desire for custody of their children, five mothers struggle to overcome substance use disorders in a gender responsive residential treatment program. Their intimate story reveals experiences with domestic violence, prostitution, incarceration and complex inter-generational family issues. On Life’s Terms: Mothers in Recovery interweaves the women’s three year journey to transform their lives through self-sufficiency and new found pride with drug laws that impact mother and child, and will inspire hope for recovery.


Breaking Heroin's Grip: Road to Recovery - Live Call Event

Saturday, February 11 at 7pm

Addiction  and Recover Week

Breaking 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.

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Concert to Face Addiction

Saturday, February 11 at 8pm

Addiction  and Recover Week

In October of 2015, tens of thousands of people came to Washington DC for an incredible night of music dedicated to raise awareness for a top health crisis, addiction. Musicians, politicians, athletes, authors and journalists joined together in support of the 45 million Americans and their families impacted by addiction and recovery. The Concert to Face Addiction took place on the National Mall and featured performances by Joe Walsh, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, Jonathan Butler and Jason Isbell (just to name a few), with special appearances by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and President Barack Obama.