Overdose epidemic builds new empathy for people with addiction

Reducing the harms of drug use

America’s approach to battling illegal drug use has focused for decades on making the consequences … Read more

Opioid crisis: Pain patients pushed to the brink

Overdose prevention efforts have had unintended — and dire — consequences

The nation’s struggle to corral the runaway opioid overdose epidemic with new restrictions on pain … Read more

Is pain all in your head?

What you feel is real — and your brain may be to blame when a disease isn’t.

It’s why a firm diagnosis is often out of reach for those who suffer from … Read more

Help us report on the opioid overdose epidemic

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We’re interested in hearing about how the opioid epidemic and the public health response to … Read more

State of addiction: A project about opioids

Reporting project will examine response to opioid epidemic

At the height of the HIV epidemic in 1995, the number of AIDS deaths per … Read more

Pain pill scripts could be limited to just a week

Oregon bill would penalize doctor for overprescribing opioids

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would limit initial prescriptions of opioid pain medications … Read more

Opioid epidemic outpacing treatment

A treatment gap emerges for medication assisted therapy

The abuse of prescription pain killers and illegal drugs has tripled the rate of opiate … Read more

Skyrocketing heroin use in Central Oregon

Painkillers can be the gateway

Ian Wilson liked the way heroin made him feel the first time he tried it. … Read more

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