Substance abuse on screen: How media depict drugs and addiction and what it means for viewers – Wisconsin Public Radio News

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An arrangement of Oxycodone pills in New York on Aug. 29, 2018. Mark Lennihan/AP Photo
More than 13 million people tuned into watch the season two premier of HBO’s “Euphoria.” It’s one of the latest television shows to address drug addiction. We talk with a communication studies professor about the implications of displaying substance abuse on screen.
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