The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) presents an important community conversation examining the region’s growing heroin and prescription opiate epidemic. In King County, more people now enter detox for heroin than they do for alcohol. Families are being devastated as the number of opiate-related deaths has tripled since 2009. What must be done to address this growing problem?
Join KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna as he explores this question and more with panelists:
In February 2016, FRONTLINE aired Chasing Heroin, a documentary looking at the heroin epidemic through the lives of individual addicts. Many of those on the panel were featured in the film and is recommended viewing for those interested in this panel.
IN Close also took a look at how heroin affects the pacific northwest, and Seattle in particular. In the FRONTLINE film, Seattle residents may see familiar streetscapes and local personalities. Stephen Hegg looked at how heroin affects Seattle and why it was chosen as the location to film the FRONTLINE documentary. Stacey Jenkin talked with UW's Research Scientist Dr. Caleb Banta Green on how complex drug treatment can be.