Opioid Addiction

Why Social Capital Could Be the Key to Solving America’s Overdose Epidemic

Why Social Capital Could Be the Key to Solving America’s Overdose Epidemic

Maia Szalavitz

FEATURES

Co-published with The GuardianResearchers are exploring how community, connection and trust could help protect society’s most vulnerable.

The Problem with Addiction Treatment: Getting People to Take It

The Problem with Addiction Treatment: Getting People to Take It

WNYC Studios

MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with WNYC StudiosSomeone who has been addicted to painkillers or heroin could be on the alternative medication, under a doctor's watch, for many years, similar to a diabetes patient or someone with a chronic condition like high blood pressure.

The Feds Are About to Stick It to Pain Patients in a Big Way

The Feds Are About to Stick It to Pain Patients in a Big Way

Maia Szalavitz

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with VICE. Doctors are already getting spooked out of prescribing painkillers, and new rules could make life in some of America's struggling communities even worse.

 

 

The American Opiate Epidemic

The American Opiate Epidemic

Michelle Frankfurter

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Fast Company Co.EXIST. Portsmouth, Ohio, is a small Rust Belt city ravaged by job loss and economic stagnation. Over time, prescription painkillers replaced the American Dream. When even the pills became too expensive, heroin replaced everything.