Published on May 14, 2016
May 14, 2016 weekly address, Grammy Award-winning artist Macklemore joined President Obama to discuss a disease that affects far too many Americans: addiction.

Streamed live on Oct 11, 2016
MTV teams up with multi-platinum artist and recovering addict Macklemore to go inside America's opioid epidemic, meeting those living with addiction and heading to Washington D.C. for an exclusive talk with President Obama on this important issue. To be part of the #RXforChange by helping yourself, supporting a friend, or advocating for change, go to

Published on Oct 10, 2016
Macklemore talks about how his battle with drug abuse affected his creativity and his relationships, and how he got on the road to recovery. Find resources on pills Watch more stories, get info and find ways to get help at

Streamed live on Nov 17, 2016
We will be live from the Studios at Paramount in the historic Paramount Theater in Los Angeles with the United States Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy. During our National Summit, he’ll unveil his office’s long-awaited, groundbreaking report addressing the country’s leading public health crisis.

Published on Nov 24, 2016
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is warning Americans of the prevalence of substance abuse and the risks of not addressing it. His new report describes the lethal impact and widespread scope of addiction. William Brangham speaks with Murthy for more on why so few people find effective treatment, the stigma

Published on Jan 3, 2017
In 2016, Wall Street Journal video journalists Robert Libetti and Adya Beasley chronicled the devastating impact of opioid abuse. This is the story of four families touched by the epidemic. Photo: Robert Libetti


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