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State of Addiction

State of Addiction

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

Monday, May 14, 2018

Mom Arrested in Baby's Opioid Overdose Death: NYPD

Mom Arrested in Baby's Opioid Overdose Death: NYPD

Police have arrested the mother of a 14-month-old Staten Island girl who overdosed on opioids last year after sources say investigators determined that the baby had medication in her system that belonged to her...

Monday, Jan 15, 2018

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.

Friday, Oct 13, 2017

NYC Toddler on Radar of Children's Services Died of Overdose

NYC Toddler on Radar of Children's Services Died of Overdose

A 14-month-old Staten Island girl who died at her home this past spring and who was known to the city's Administration for Children's Services died from an overdose of opioids, the medical examiner told...

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.