New York's Opioid Crisis runs Monday, October 15 through Sunday, October 22.

"New York's Opioid Crisis" brings together nine PBS television stations and five NPR stations in a first of its kind effort to focus on a single issue across multiple platforms broadcast television, radio, podcasts, online streaming, social media, and more.

Local Outreach Services

Credo Community Center

Watertown Clinic
To make an appointment, please call 315-788-1530 or visit the clinic during Intake Appointment hours Monday through Friday, 8:00AM – 12:00PM and 1:00PM – 3:00PM.

595 West Main Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Clinic is Open:
Monday – Thursday 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Lowville Extension Site
To make an appointment, please call 315-376-5958.

7714 Number Three Road
Lowville, NY 13367

Office is Open:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00AM – 6:00PM

Featured Programs

United to Fight it
Monday, October 15 at 10 pm repeats Saturday, October 20 at 6 pm
WPBS hosts a panel of experts from the Tri-County Region to discuss the latest resources and strategies being utilized in Northern New York to combat opioid addiction.

"Understanding the Opioid Epidemic" Monday, October 15 at 10:30pm
Understanding the Opioid Epidemic will combine stories of people and communities impacted by this epidemic along with information from experts and those at the frontlines of dealing with the epidemic.

Addiction Wednesday, October 17 at 9 pm on PBS
Discover how opioid addiction affects the brain and how evidence-based treatments are saving lives. Hear firsthand from individuals struggling with addiction and follow the cutting-edge work of doctors and scientists as they investigate why addiction is not a moral failing, but a chronic, treatable medical condition. Easy access to drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and even prescription medications like OxyContin has fueled an epidemic.

REVERSING THE STIGMA- Monday, October 15 at 9 pm
Highlights the work being done in New York State to combat addiction and reminds viewers that addiction is a chronic disease that is treatable. The film, narrated by acclaimed television journalist Laurie Dhue, profiles multiple people in various stages of recovery, who share their stories and experiences.

Overdose: Inside the Epidemic Thursday, October 18 at 9 pm
Just eight weeks after their son Patrick died of a heroin overdose, Mary and Joe Mullin courageously share their story in this one-hour special, Second Opinion Overdose: Inside the Epidemic. A panel of experts discuss the drug epidemic in the U.S., and offer solid, timely information about prevention and treatment.

This special programming was made possible through a unique partnership with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The Association of Public Broadcasting Stations of New York represents all nine public television stations throughout the state. They are: WNED (Buffalo), WXXI (Rochester), WCNY (Syracuse), WSKG (Binghamton), WPBS-TV (Watertown), Mountain Lake PBS (Plattsburgh), WMHT (Troy), WNET (NYC), and WLIW (Long Island).