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Thursday, 07 November 2013 13:58

WNED-TV TO AIR FOLLOW-UP PROGRAM ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE Featured

WNED-TV TO AIR FOLLOW-UP PROGRAM ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE
“Tragedy and Hope: A Call to Action” aims for interaction and outreach..

BUFFALO, N.Y. – As a follow up to the broadcast of Tragedy and Hope – Stories of Painkiller Addiction, WNED-TV will air Tragedy and Hope: A Call to Action” on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. live from the WNED studios.

Both programs are part of the “Pain Killers Kill” initiative, a campaign designed to bring awareness of addiction to prescription painkillers and other medications. The initiative is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY.

The program will be broadcast in segments, breaking away to the studio for follow up discussion with parents, local experts and individuals featured in the documentary. Drug counseling volunteers from community partnerships will be taking phone calls from viewers and offer information packets to those interested in further information on the epidemic of painkiller addiction.

Classroom and community engagement resources and lesson plans are currently being developed for middle, high school and collegiate students as well as parents and community groups. Find more information about these valuable resources at
wned.org or at painkillerskill.org in late November.


SUGGESTED SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS/TWEETS:

Facebook:  Schedule your DVR or tune in to WNED-TV at 9pm on Nov. 12 to hear personal accounts on painkiller addiction and to learn about local resources that can help those struggling. Addiction resource kits will be available upon request during the airing, so don’t miss it!
 

Twitter:  Tune in to @WNEDTV on 11/12 at 9pm for info on how #painkillerskill & resources to help those struggling with addiction.

 

Program hashtag:  #painkillerskill

 

 

WNED ǀ WBFO Media Contact:
Megan M. Wagner
Director of Corporate Communications
716.845.7155 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

BlueCross BlueShield of WNY Contact:
Kyle Rogers
Public Relations Specialist | Communications
716-341-3184 •
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