SUNY New Paltz Graphic Design BFA Thesis Show 2020

Opioids in the Hudson Valley

Leah Kilb

Across the country and here in the Hudson Valley, people are feeling the devastating effects of the opioid crisis. Because of dubious actions by pharmaceutical companies, drug distributors, and some doctors, many people are only one or two degrees away from someone battling with addiction to opioids, but feel helpless or uneducated to help those around them.

This project includes a web-based timeline to illustrate the three opioid crises the US has faced, including the current crisis in the 21st century. Partnered with the timeline is an informational zine that illustrates facts and proper use of Narcan, basic facts about addiction and opioids, and local resources to connect addicts and loved ones to help. With these deliverables, communities like the Hudson Valley, will be able to better understand opioid addiction and empower people to be able to help their communities and those around them who are battling addiction.

SUNY New Paltz Graphic Design Thesis Show. 2019-2020. Website designed by Luke Barnell and Tania Velin