We know more about the death of a young mother, whose obituary acknowledged her addiction to opiods. A subsequent lawsuit reveals she sought help, but was instead arrested. Her family says she was denied medical care by police. Read more →
“An unfinished story gives a reporter the same feeling you get when you can’t remember if you left a stove on, and the nagging box of medical records under my desk were an anxious, almost-constant reminder,” writes MPR News reporter Jon Collins. Read more →
There are plenty of big, national problems that are too complex to make a dent in solving. Opioid addiction isn’t one of them. Read more →
Every day we’re confronted by the exploding opioid crisis ravaging the region and a story today in the La Crosse Tribune adds to the head-shaking senselessness. Read more →
There is no more helpless feeling in the world than being the parent of an adult child.
We raise them, we let them go. Sometimes they fly and sometimes they crash and die. Our human instinct, however, does not allow us to take such an intellectual approach to the realities of life. They’re our children, after all. Read more →
There are angels who walk among us, an assertion I think MPR reporter John Enger proved yesterday in his story about John and Cindy Ness, the Bemidji couple who could’ve ignored the plight of babies who are born addicted to opioids. Read more →
There are plenty of challenges when it comes to opioid abuse. One of the most difficult: the “it serves them right” mentality toward people who overdose on drugs.
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