According to researchers, models for supervised drug injection facilities that have shown results abroad could also make a big difference at home, where the opioid crisis continues to overwhelm current
2015 was the worst year for drug overdose deaths in US history. Then 2016 came along. More Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016 than died in the entirety of the Vietnam War — the result of the US’s
Drug overdose deaths are skyrocketing among black Americans. There’s a common narrative told about America’s current opioid epidemic: It is, unlike many of the drug overdose crises of the past, predominantly
Rikers Island Correctional Facility has run a model opioid treatment program since 1987. This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable
Shortly after Cassie Duran’s son was born, he began to suffer from symptoms of drug withdrawal. The newborn’s tiny body shook and shivered — and he often cried inconsolably. She blamed herself: Duran taken
PHILADELPHIA – From the moment she was born, much of the country assumed Jaimee Drakewood was doomed. Her mother had her in the throes of a crack cocaine addiction. She was, as the politicians dubbed a
But America's reaction to addiction sure has. Read the rest of Tonic's opioid coverage here. America's heroin addiction is dominating public discourse and headlines today, yet it's not the first time fallen
White America's death crisis: The pain is real, but our perception is warped by the "white racial frame"
(Getty/mariapazmorales) March 29, 2017 7:20PM (UTC) Donald Trump used naked bigotry and obvious racism to win the presidency. His slogan "Make America great again" was a promise to further lift up white
In the past, when users of the drug were disproportionately black, they faced severe punishments. This piece was reported through The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S.
Amid all the horrors of the opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic, one good bit of news is that it hasn't hit minority communities very hard. But there's never really been, in my view, a satisfactory for
During the 1970s and ’80s, Sojourner McCauley, who grew up in the Melrose Houses in the South Bronx, was known as a “garbage head.” Garbage heads were catholic in their drug tastes, getting high on whatever