The opioid crisis is devastating communities across the nation, and overdose deaths are at record highs. These are the facts of America’s addiction crisis. But what does addiction really look like? What does it mean to recover?
As a part of the PBS NewsHour series “America Addicted,” our reporters spoke to former addicts, recovery coaches and doctors on the front lines of the addiction crisis to answer those questions. We asked them how they use naloxone to save lives, what role peer support and methadone play in recovery, and their thoughts on media coverage of the epidemic.