PBS NewsHour

A son's death by overdose inspires doctor to rescue others

Clip: 11/29/2017 | 9m 13s

Dr. Jim Baker dreaded getting that call for years: his son had fatally overdosed from opioids. He had watched Max go through the downward spiral of addiction, then recover and get sober, but a hospitalization for a car crash made him relapse. Now Baker does everything he can to educate others about the risks and devastation of opioid use. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.

Aired: 11/29/17

Rating: NR

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