Substance abuse

Dying in the shadows: What’s the full impact of the pandemic?
Dying in the shadows: What’s the full impact of the pandemic?
As COVID-19 tears at safety nets, questions about how to count death totals surface.
Support groups grapple with social distance and isolation
Support groups grapple with social distance and isolation
As mental health services and addiction recovery groups move online, a resilient community adapts to COVID-19.
Do wilderness therapy programs really work?
Do wilderness therapy programs really work?
The expensive treatments for troubled teens have been around for years — but researchers still aren’t sure whether wilderness makes a difference.
Land of Disenchantment
Land of Disenchantment
A native New Mexican tries to understand the heroin epidemic that is destroying the Hispano community of the Espanola Valley
Methamphetamine fuels the West’s oil and gas boom
In Craig, Colo., Moffatt County Sheriff Buddy Grinstead fights an epidemic of methamphetamine use on the oil and gas rigs
Meth invasion
As methamphetamine moves into the small, isolated towns of the rural West, the waste left by its manufacture pollutes the environment while the drug's abuse and the traffic in it strain the resources of local law enforcement and social services.
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