‘Sesame Street’ debuts character whose mother is an opioid addict


Popular and long-running kids’ show “Sesame Street” has introduced its very first character with a drug-addicted mom.

In a clear nod to the U.S.’s opioid crisis, the producers of “Sesame Street” introduce Karli.

Karli’s fictional mom is a recovering addict who attends regular meetings to maintain her sobriety.

In a Wednesday clip, the show features longtime favorite Elmo talking to Karli about Karli’s mother, who is addicted to opioids. – READ MORE

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