NEW YORK, NY - MAY 30: Muppets attend the Sesame Street Workshop 10th Annual Benefit Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 30, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

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.