Lauren Fern Watt at the bookstore
Lauren Fern Watt

I saw a room filled with wet eyes and compassion.

Jeff Vande Zande

My mother had no shortage of clients, but as far as I could tell, she was anything but popular.

Leslie & Family
Leslie Litsky

Why didn’t anyone talk with me about other options?

Doctors wearing surgery scrubs
Jess Keefe

These guidelines provide a plan for ongoing medical treatment for those with opioid use disorder.

Peter Lazier

This is what I know with certainty about my son Ryan.

Operation Understanding, 1976
William White, Gary Mendell, and Samantha Arsenault

Outdated treatment methods took a deadly toll.


Research raises alarm about opioid use in older adults. 

President Joe Biden giving a speech at a podium, with a large monitor and American flag in the background. Photo by Adam Schultz.
Gary Mendell, founder and CEO

President Biden must act now. 

A childhood photo of the author and her brother
Jaclyn Brown

Since November 16, 2018, there are two questions that instantly make my heart stop.

The author with her mother and son, at a birthday party
Anne Emerson

Without my recovery, I wouldn’t have been able to be there for my mom when she was sick and needed me. 

Chart depicting CDC data showing spikes in opioid-related overdose deaths
Kirstin Hope Sievers

How do opioids work? Why are they so addictive? 

An illustration from Google's Recovery page, showing people chatting in a park

Browse for support groups and local resources. 

Anne Emerson and her fiance
Anne Emerson

"I knew that with each overdose he suffered, it was one closer to him dying."

Image of the author's son, wearing sunglasses and looking over a balcony
Jessie Dunleavy

He was the happiest he'd been in a long time. He wanted to live.

Dr. Paul Sethi

It's time to turn the tide of overprescribing.

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