opioid epidemic


The Grace, Joys, and Sadnesses of 'Roma'

Plus, some upsetting new information about the way Oxycontin was marketed.
Rob Zacny

What an Addiction Doctor Wants You to Know About Treating Addiction

Some advice on how best to support your loved ones.
Shayla Love

How Corrupt Rehab Facilities Cash in on Relapses

A sober home owner explains the dark side of the recovery industry.
Sarah Bellman
opioid epidemic

Facebook Needs to Do More to Stop the Online Opioid Market, Says FDA Chief

Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, called on social media sites and internet service providers to crack down on the online drug trade.
Kaleigh Rogers
High Wire

It Doesn't Take a Genius to Solve the Opioid Crisis

Solutions to this deadly disaster are clear, and America needs a new coalition to address it—maybe even one that includes Kellyanne "Alternative Facts" Conway.
Maia Szalavitz

A Bill That Would Save Lives in Pennsylvania Probably Won't Pass

Needle exchanges are proven to be effective. So why is it still such a challenge to fund them?
Troy Farah
High Wire

America's Latest Drug Epidemic Is Weirdly Nonviolent

The 70s heroin wave and 80s crack crisis each saw major gun violence, including huge numbers of murders. Not so much with the current opioid epidemic.
Maia Szalavitz

Needle Exchanges Are Busier Than Ever Thanks to the Opioid Crisis

Demand has doubled at what is commonly referred to as the largest open-air heroin market on the East Coast.
Aaron Kase
but it's a start

Safe Injection Sites Weren’t Enough to Spare Vancouver from the Opioid Epidemic

Vancouver took a harm reduction strategy early on, but there’s still more work to be done, according to Mayor Gregor Robertson.
Kaleigh Rogers
united states of addiction

The Government Is Making it Harder to Prevent Drug Overdoses

The antidote drug naloxone should be as easy to get as Tylenol, but in most states it's not, per a new report.
Megan Jula

America's Opioid Epidemic Is Destroying the Rainforest

Narco-deforestation has been a long recognized phenomenon, but a growing heroin market is adding extra strain.
Kaleigh Rogers
Weed Week

Can Weed Cure America’s Opioid Epidemic?

The verdict is still out on what role medical marijuana can play in curbing America’s opioid epidemic.
Kaleigh Rogers