NBC10.com's 'Generation Addicted' Gets Philadelphia City Council Honor, Team Testifies About Opioid Addiction

Members of Philadelphia City Council present NBC10 reporters Denise Nakano, Morgan Zalot and Vince Lattanzio and Director of Integrated Media, Yoni Greenbaum, with a resolution for their work on "Generation Addicted," a program about the heroin epidemic. Councilpersons Al Taubenberger, David Oh, Cindy Bass, Helen Gym and Derek Green made the presentation at Philadelphia City Hall on Friday, May 20, 2016. NBC10 - Gary Watson

The NBC10 Digital Team was honored Friday as Philadelphia City Council takes on the heroin epidemic.

Reporters Morgan Zalot Vince Lattanzio and Denise Nakano were recognized for their work on NBC10.com's Generation Addicted, an investigation into the tragic world of heroin and opioid addiction in Philadelphia and beyond.

NBC10’s Denise Nakano explores Philadelphia City Council’s hearing to explore NBC10's “Generation Addicted” and recommendations to fight against the heroin epidemic. (Published Friday, May 20, 2016)

City Council also declared 2016 as "The Year to Combat the Heroin Abuse Epidemic in Philadelphia." And, the NBC10.com Team received a formal thanks for peeling off the layer on drug addiction.

The team also testified about their findings and shared some of the NBC10 special.

The program included heart-wrenching stories about people struggling with the disease of addiction. The show also featured parents who lost children to the epidemic and law enforcement agents scrambling to implement new strategies to save lives.

EXPLORE: NBC10's Generation Addicted expanded experience online.