ABC has set aside a block of airtime this week in prime-time for a report on the rise in heroin overdoses in New Hampshire. The AP reports that the special “20/20” installment, to be anchored by David Muir, will air Friday.
The program “will focus on several families, including one where each member of a couple reacts differently to rehab and another where a young mother and her newborn baby are dependent on the drug,” the AP reports, noting: “New Hampshire has been one of the hardest-hit states for heroin and synthetic opiate abuse.”
The report quotes Muir saying of the program: “It helps begin a conversation out there, and the more we can be part of the conversation, the better. I don’t look at it from a competitive standpoint at all.”