There has been much conjecture as to how we have arrived at a national opioid crisis in which approximately 115 Americans die each day of an opioid overdose. Do No Harm is a 3-part expose on this epidemic. It is now available for preview and discussion in our communities.
Here is the write-up on this documentary:
Do No Harm: The Opioid Epidemic sheds light on why opioid addiction is receiving ever-greater media attention. The opioid epidemic is mainstream news but not enough attention is given to the growing need for recovery support programs as opioid overdose fatalities drastically increase.
Working closely with Dr. Andrew Kolodny and PROP (Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing), Do No Harm exposes how this catastrophic man-made public health crisis began.
Filmed in the opioid epidemic ground zeros of Seattle, Kentucky and New Hampshire, the film features poignant stories from recovering addicts and families with losses; reveals the insights of leading doctors and law enforcement officers; reports the failure of drug companies to take appropriate responsibility for the crisis; traces what monies legislators have received; and focuses on those who fight back with effective, long-lasting treatment programs. Narrated by Golden Globe®-winning actor Ed Harris, the 90-minute feature unravels the unintentional web of co-conspirators and sheds light on the suspicious circumstances that have led to the opioid crisis.
There are some very helpful and significant issues raised in this documentary.
For more information on this video and how you or your community group may preview and have discussions on this crisis, click Do No Harm Series.
I hope this documentary can launch a national discussion and raise awareness to the key issues in addressing this tragic and prevalent social problem.
Gerry Vassar, President/CEO