The United States is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid overdose deaths — and Northwest Indiana has not been spared. Tens of thousands of Americans, including dozens of Region residents, die annually from drugs such as heroin, fentanyl and Oxycontin. The Times examined the local fallout of the epidemic, including the effect on families and the treatment programs working to reverse the crisis.
Times' reporter Giles Bruce has been on a months-long journey to find out why Northwest Indiana has an opioid addiction problem. Hear from him…
For more than a decade, members of a little-known group called the Pain Care Forum have blanketed Washington with messages touting prescriptio…
FAIR OAKS — David Lee played the role of a 26-year-old millworker who got injured on the job and hooked on prescription painkillers.
Indiana is in line for $19 million in funding if Congress approves President Barack Obama’s request for $1.1 billion to fight the opioid epidemic.