FOX 61 Hartford to air special “Faces of the Opioid Crisis” On April 25

FOX 61 Hartford to air special “Faces of the Opioid Crisis” On April 25

April 19, 2017 – FOX 61, Tribune Broadcasting’s Connecticut station, continues its steadfast commitment to furthering the conversation about the ongoing opioid crisis by devoting an hour of programming entitled, “Faces of the Opioid Crisis,” which examines the growing epidemic in Connecticut.

The unique special, hosted by FOX 61’s Lorenzo Hall and Kaitlin Goslee, will air April 25 at 6:00pm on FOX 61 followed by a half-hour Facebook live (https://www.facebook.com/FOX61News/) discussion with a panel of experts who will continue the conversation, fielding questions and offering support to those struggling with opioid addiction.

The 60-minute special exposes the growing crisis threatening our Connecticut communities. “Faces of the Opioid Crisis” will begin with a message from Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and features the FOX 61 team examining how our healthcare system is coping with the crisis, the impact it has on police departments and what’s being done to stop the flow of drugs into Connecticut. We will also explore the challenges recovering addicts face and investigate how state laws and insurance policies are changing to address the epidemic.

“For the past year our series ‘Faces of the Opioid Crisis’ has featured in-depth reports throughout our newscasts, highlighting different aspects of the crisis. Now, we are dedicating an entire hour to shine a light on the epidemic that is ravaging our communities across Connecticut,” said Jon Hitchcock, FOX 61 Vice President & General Manager,“ as part of our HOPE campaign we’re committed to providing stories and information that can lead to dialogue and solutions.”
“Faces of the Opioid Crisis” is sponsored by Wheeler Clinic.

“Opioid addiction is a public health crisis impacting every community, and this upcoming program underscores the problem, as well as where individuals and families can turn for help,” said Susan Walkama, LCSW, president and chief executive officer, Wheeler Clinic. “We believe immediate access to effective treatment, including medication-assisted treatment, is critical to saving lives. Providing an accessible, integrated approach to primary and behavioral health care at Wheeler helps us ensure recovery is possible.”

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About FOX 61
FOX 61 is one of the nation’s most highly rated FOX Network affiliates providing Connecticut viewers with outstanding entertainment, news, sports and local event programming.
FOX 61 News is the market leader in news, producing more news and winning more awards than any station in Connecticut. FOX 61 now airs more than 56 hours of local news and public affairs programming each week, more than any other market station.FOX 61 is owned and operated by Tribune Media, one of the country’s leading multimedia companies.

About FOX 61’s Expect More HOPE – Community Marketing Initiative
Fox 61’s Expect More HOPE initiative is bringing the community together by Helping Organizations Promote Education. It’s about our schools, our health, safety and our neighbors most in need. We are building bridges between Connecticut companies, charities, and our citizens.

About Tribune Media
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