An epidemic of addiction is being driven by increased heroin and prescription drug   use. In 2015, overdose deaths from all opioids, including heroin, rose by 16 percent across the country compared to 2014. New York State, deaths increased by more than 28 percent, to a total of 2,184, according to data from the state.

A new, must needed documentary about addiction, recovery and the stigmas surrounding the Capital Region, will be shown at Proctors Theater in Schenectady Tuesday evening at 6 p.m.  Proctors Theater will be sharing highlights on what the state is doing to combat addiction and hopefully sending home the message that addiction is a chronic disease.

“Reversing the Stigma" documentary was produced by the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and the New York State Media Center. To see this film and learn more about addiction stop by Proctors ,Tuesday April 17th at 6pm.