Former DEA Agents Say Trump’s Drug-Czar Pick Helped to Fuel the US Opioid Epidemic

Welcome to Bizarro World. In less than a year in office, “President” Donald Trump has chosen an anti-climate-change believer to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a racist to oversee the Justice Department, an education novice to run the Education Department and, to be his drug czar, a congressman who several…

Opioid Crisis Intervention Court Is a New Kind of Drug-Court Program Looking to Stop People From Dying

Drug court is a common diversion program across the nation that attempts to help nonviolent drug addicts charged with crimes by placing them in a supervised treatment plan in lieu of the traditional justice system. In exchange for successfully completing the program, participants can often get a reduced sentence or…

What A Stint In Rehab Taught Me About White People's Feelings About Black People's Pain

Every time I read about or see a news story on the opioid epidemic, I greet it with a resounding “So what?" It’s an admittedly vindictive stance that I am in no way ashamed of. When I see that whole towns are languishing under the tyranny of the needle, I couldn’t bring myself to care less and you don’t need to have…