What One Journalist Learned From Researching The Causes Of The Opioid Epidemic

Richard Chenery prepares heroin he bought on the street to be injected at the Insite safe consumption site in Vancouver, B.C., in May 2011. Insite, North America’s first and only legal injection site, is promoted by its founders as a safe, humane facility for people addicted to drugs.

“I thought it was just pills.” The phrase heard over and over again from family members of those who have overdosed. This @NPR story highlights what one journalist learned from years of researching the opioid epidemic.



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