Futures of Palm Beach Partners with Hearst on “Matter of Fact: State of Addiction”
Public health officials are calling the current drug crisis the worst drug epidemic the country has ever seen. In 2015 alone, more Americans died from a drug overdose than U.S. soldiers died in combat in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan combined. From 2002 to 2015, drug overdose deaths climbed more than 220 percent, and heroin deaths climbed more than 600 percent. These alarming statistics have citizens across America wondering what they can do to stop these deadly drugs from seeping into their towns and destroying the lives of their loved ones. To help families and friends understand the problem polluting the nation, Futures of Palm Beach has partnered with Hearst WPBF across the state of Florida on the one-hour special “Matter of Fact: State of Addiction.”
Futures of Palm Beach, a trusted addiction treatment center in Florida, has long served the community by providing high-quality care for its patients. Futures offers a rigorous, fully accredited clinical and medical program with five-star service and world-class amenities. This program is designed to explore and change, at a deep emotional level, the underlying issues that drive each individual’s addiction. With over five years of experience treating opioid addictions, Futures decided that the next step in helping the community would be to offer education. “Matter of Fact: State of Addiction” is the perfect way to get this urgent information to a wide audience.
Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien will host this prime-time special on the country’s opioid problem. She hosts the acclaimed weekly syndicated political magazine show “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.”
Part of a yearlong multi-platform news and investigative series that was launched by Hearst Television and community-based organizations like Futures of Palm Beach, “Matter of Fact: State of Addiction” will enlighten local audiences on the crisis and efforts to develop solutions. It will feature live inserts from Hearst stations, news anchors who cover the crisis in their respective markets, field reports from around the country, social media elements to engage viewers, and interviews with nationally known figures who are dealing with the crisis.
“There is no doubt that the opioid epidemic is a national emergency and, quite frankly, a challenging story to cover,” said Soledad O’Brien. “Each day brings more disturbing instances of overdoses and family tragedies, and—although it is hard to watch—these stories need to be told.”
To help take on this American epidemic, Futures of Palm Beach supported the documentary filmmakers in any way it could. This was nothing new for a treatment center that has enhanced and improved its programs to stay at the forefront of addiction treatment. “Futures of Palm Beach is dedicated to the care and treatment of individuals struggling to overcome substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders,” said CEO Valerie Jackson. “Through the efforts of our clinical and medical teams, along with our highly educated staff, Futures has become one of the premier substance-abuse and co-occurring-disorders treatment centers in the country.” Visit Futures of Palm Beach to learn more about their innovative approach to treatment.
There are many reasons why Futures of Palm Beach is the most reliable place for a loved one to receive treatment for any addiction or co-occurring disorder, but the most important is its constant pursuit of ways to help others and be the best provider for those in need. Futures strives to set the national standard for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction and co-occurring disorders and has an impeccable reputation thanks to superior ethics, trustworthy authenticity, and the highest commitment to client care. That’s why Hearst Television sought out Futures as a partner on “Matter of Fact: State of Addiction.”
“The opioid epidemic is a national crisis attacking all communities regardless of age, race, gender, religion, or wealth,” said Jordan Wertlieb, Hearst Television president. “Hearst Television is committed to joining local authorities and nonprofit organizations in addressing this crisis head on.”
Opioids are an equal-opportunity drug—they have spread throughout every segment of society. They don’t care if you’re rich or poor, young or old. Hearst and Futures of Palm Beach hope that with “Matter of Fact: State of Addiction,” communities will take the fight against the spread of these drugs into their own hands.
If you or someone you love is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, call 855-HOPE-300 (855-467-3300), or go to http://www.futuresofpalmbeach.com to get the help you need. You can also read our helpful Addiction Treatment Support Guide for loved ones.