America On Opioids: The Many Faces Of The Country’s Addiction Crisis

The coroner in St. Louis has run out of facilities to store dead bodies.

A fire chief in West Virginia is haunted by a child, “staring at us with a blank face,” as she attempted to revive his father.

In the small New Mexican town of Rio Arriba, one man has lost his brother and much of his social circle to overdose deaths and prison. He blames poverty, hunger and insecure housing ― a constellation of injustices that he sums up as “historical trauma” ― on the high rates of addiction in his majority Native and Latino community.

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