Empathy in an Epidemic by Kayleen Schreiber

Every day, 91 people overdose on opioids in the United States. Opioid addiction has become an epidemic. Why is it such a big problem? And what can we do to help?

In this animation, a neuroscientist-turned-animator explains exactly what happens in the brain when someone takes opioids and why these drugs have caused such a serious problem. A little bit of science can go a long way to help us all be more empathetic: a crucial step to solving this issue.