Opioid Users Are Filling Jails. Why Don’t Jails Treat Them?

Getting methadone in jail gave a Connecticut heroin user a firmer foothold in recovery. But fewer than 1 percent of jails and prisons allow it.

Haven for Recovering Addicts Now Profits From Their Relapses

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ June 20, 2017 DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — It was the kind of afternoon that cold-weary tourists revel in as they sip mojitos near the beach — a dazzling sun, a sky so blue it verged on Photoshopped and weather fit for flip-flops. But...

2 of a Farmer’s 3 Children Overdosed. What of the Third — and the Land?

By JACK HEALY March 12, 2017 BLANCHESTER, Ohio — A life of farming taught Roger Winemiller plenty about harsh twists of fate: hailstorms and drought, ragweed infestations and jittery crop prices. He hadn’t bargained on heroin. Then, in March...

A Spike in Overdose Emergency Calls Is Seen in Kentucky

By CHRISTINE HAUSER February 13, 2017 The numbers were remarkable even for a city in Kentucky, which is one of the top five states in the nation for overdose deaths. In a span of 32 hours last week, emergency workers in Louisville responded to almost two...