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Paramedics and firefighters in Cincinnati respond to a possible opioid overdose at a hotel on Nov. 2, 2017. John Minchillo/AP Photo

Suicide nation: What’s behind the need to numb and to seek a final escape?

Deaths from opioid overdose and suicide are at an all-time high. One in 10 adult Americans uses marijuana. And only 1 in 3 Americans self-describes as 'happy.' A public health expert asks, what's going on?
Paul Wright, in treatment for opioid addiction in June 2017 at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic in Youngstown Ohio, shows a photo of himself from 2015, when he almost died from an overdose. AP Photo/David Dermer

How Big Pharma is hindering treatment of the opioid addiction epidemic

The number of people dying from opioid overdose continues to rise, in part because of cheap street drugs. Yet the price of a drug used to treat addiction is out of reach for many.
A neighborhood in Huntington, West Virginia, where more than two dozen opioid overdoses occurred within four hours in August, 2016. AP Photo/Claire Galofino

How killing the ACA could lead to more opioid deaths in West Virginia and other Trump states

West Virginia favored Trump by more than 2:1 in the 2016 election, but Trump's policies would particularly hurt the state. Its residents depend heavily on Medicaid to treat opioid addiction.

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