opioid crisis

1 son, 6 hours, 4 overdoses: A family’s relentless cycle

Overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans younger than 50. But most drug users do not die. Far more are snared for years in a consuming, grinding, unending cycle of addiction.

Appetite for fentanyl grows in the U.S.

As Trump prepares to declare the opioid epidemic a national crisis, law enforcement fights a complex black market for the powerful synthetic narcotic.

On Reddit, intimate glimpses of opioid addiction

Dispatches left on a now-banned forum show the role one of the world’s largest online communities played in facilitating access to drugs tied to a mounting toll.

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