Suffering

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March 9, 2021

Anahi Ortiz Speaks for the Dead

The overdose crisis isn’t abstract to the Franklin County coroner. It’s a flood of bodies she can’t ignore—and human suffering that weighs heavily on the doctor and her fellow “last responders.”
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January 28, 2021

2020: The Deadliest Year In Drug History

Drug Overdoses Worsened In 2020
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May 14, 2020

The pandemic is triggering opioid relapses across Appalachia

This story was produced in partnership with 100 Days in Appalachia, an independent, non-profit digital news publication incubated at the Media Innovation Center at the West Virginia University Reed College of Media.
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April 29, 2020

Ohio County Prosecutor: Pandemic Puts More Stress On Families Dealing With Addiction

Vinton County, Ohio, has been on the front lines of the opioid crisis in the U.S. for several years. The drugs may have changed over the years — from opioids to meth — but the devastating effects on families have not.
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January 24, 2020

Local filmmaker tells stories of opioid addictions through new documentary

The film gives a first-hand look at how the opioid epidemic affects many families
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January 27, 2020

Officials investigating after Toledo toddler overdoses on methadone

The 2-year-old boy was administered three doses of Narcan to reverse the opioid overdose and is recovering. No charges have been brought.
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January 23, 2020

President Trump responds to Ohio mom battling sons' addiction

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — It started as a blog on Facebook expressing her struggles with her sons’ battle of addiction. Then that blog turned into a book and it landed right to the White House.
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January 8, 2020

Opioid overdoses followed auto plant closures, study says

Opioid overdoses deaths spiked across the U.S. where automotive plants — including the former GM assembly plant in Moraine — closed, a new study found.
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