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State of Addiction

State of Addiction

An investigation into the opioid epidemic killing tens of thousands of Americans every year

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 at 12:04 AM EST

Darryl Strawberry Shares His Addiction Story

Darryl Strawberry Shares His Addiction Story

After years of struggling with drugs and alcohol, former Met and Yankee Darryl Strawberry is now clean and sober. Strawberry is now trying to save others from this state of addiction. Greg Cergol reports.

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 01:18 PM EST

NYPD Investigating Baby's Opioid Overdose Death As Homicide

NYPD Investigating Baby's Opioid Overdose Death As Homicide

The NYPD said it is investigating the death of a 14-month-old Staten Island girl who overdosed on opioids last year as a homicide.

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 03:04 PM EST

Overdose Deaths Fell by 26 Percent on Staten Island in 2017

Overdose Deaths Fell by 26 Percent on Staten Island in 2017

Staten Island -- the borough with the highest opioid overdose rate per capita in New York City -- saw a 26 percent reduction in drug overdose deaths in 2017, officials said.

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 08:10 PM EST

How the Opioids Crisis Affects People of Color

How the Opioids Crisis Affects People of Color

Opioids have exploded into the national consciousness, but minority groups and people of color have been fighting drugs for years. Pablo Gutierrez reports.

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 08:05 PM EST

How Drugs Could be Hiding in Plain Sight at Your Home

How Drugs Could be Hiding in Plain Sight at Your Home

A DEA agent is helping parents to help find drugs that are hidden in kids' rooms. Darlene Rodriguez and Michael Gargiulo report.

About the Epidemic

Opioids kill more people each year than traffic accidents, than guns; recent CDC estimates say 91 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses. Increasingly, they're killing children. New synthetic drugs are emerging -- cocktails so potent even touching them can lead to injury or death.

With tens of thousands of Americans dying opioid-related deaths every year, the president has declared a national public health emergency. Tune in for "State of Addiction," a special week-long series beginning on Monday, Dec. 11 on News 4 New York.