Documentarian Linda Warden has a new film on aging and addiction, A Hidden Epidemic.  Several studies estimate that the number of people over age 50 with substance use disorder will double between 2000 and 2020. When a person has this disease, many others are affected. Frequently, it is very difficult for people to know what to do to help an older adult prevent, or recover from, this disease. Now, they can learn what to do.

The educational program on older adults and substance use disorder, A Hidden Epidemic, will available for viewing on PBS stations across the nation and the US Virgin Islands. For those of you who live in North Carolina, A Hidden Epidemic will broadcast on UNC-MX on Sunday 2/15/15 at 9pm, repeating Wednesday morning, 2/18/15 at 3am. UNC-MX can be seen on Time-Warner cable and over-the-air later this year. If you live in another state, please contact your local PBS station and ask your PBS station to broadcast A Hidden Epidemic.

This program will be available royalty-free to PBS stations through the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) beginning Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015.