The New York Times Magazine takes readers on a sensational 6,000-word tour of trauma, complete with cringe-worthy language and compassionless photographs.
Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the epidemic, but the role of insurance companies is under scrutiny too.
This episode deals with the incalculable human and financial costs of America's opioid addiction epidemic. (Pictured: Hedges, right, with the best friend of a young woman who fatally overdosed.)
British journalist Johann Hari discusses his new book “Chasing the Scream,” about the history of the drug wars in the U.S. and how other nations approach drugs and addiction.
The "Last Week Tonight" host delves into the painful truths behind the painkiller dependence that is ruining—and taking—many American lives.
What do many adults who use heroin have in common? “Their childhoods were spent dealing with problems that would break most adults,” explains Chris Arnade at The Guardian.