Sesame Street tackling opioid addiction

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2:10 pm October 10, 2019 – TOP STORIES –

(CNN) – Sesame Street is taking a new step to try to help kids navigate life in America. The show is now tackling the opioid crisis.

Sesame Workshop is exploring the backstory of Karli – whose mother is battling addiction.

Creators say they turned to the issue since data shows more than 5 million children under the age of 11 live in households with a parent with a substance abuse disorder.

Children’s’ therapists helped craft the segments and resources. Sesame Street has a long history of tackling difficult issues – including HIV, jailed parents and homelessness.

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