Sesame Street On Drug Addiction
Sesame Street is known and loved by kids and adults from all over the world.
They have took on some of societies toughest topics from explaining death, aids, autism, and incarceration.
In a recent episode Elmo’s friend Karli speaks on her moms drug addiction. Karlie explains how her mom is dealing with an opioid addiction.
The Sesame Street production team used words like “addiction” and “recovery” to “substance abuse” and “sobriety,” to help paint a more clarified picture of the issue for young viewers.
Sesame Street is tackling drug addiction. @SesameWorkshop explores the story of Karli, whose mother is battling addiction. Creators say they’re talking about the issue bc data shows 5.7 million kids under age 11 live in households w/ a parent with substance use disorder. #7news pic.twitter.com/Gb3wlAasbm— Amaka Ubaka (@AmakaUbakaTV) October 10, 2019