Watch President Obama And Macklemore Discuss Opioid Addiction In America

The clip is from Prescription For Change: Ending America’s Opioid Crisis, airing tonight on MTV.

October 10, 2016


On Tuesday night, MTV will air Prescription For Change: Ending America’s Opioid Crisis, a one-hour documentary that explores the rapidly growing opioid addiction epidemic. In the documentary, Macklemore, who is executive producer, and President Obama engage in a discussion about the increasing severity of opioid addiction in the U.S.

In the discussion, Macklemore talks about his experience with prescription drug addiction, while Obama outlines steps towards a solution. "The good news is that awareness is starting to rise and I’ll be honest with you, part of what is starting to change is the opioids crisis is getting into communities that are suburban, that are relatively well to do, rural communities, white communities," he tells the Seattle rapper. "People’s kids who are being affected are folks who have a voice and they’re starting to recognize that generally how we’ve dealt with the reduction of addiction and drugs has often times been counterproductive and that we need to shift a lot more resources into treatment."

Watch a clip of President Obama and Macklemore's discussion above. Prescription For Change: Ending America’s Opioid Crisis airs on Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST on MTV.