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Opioid addiction

A painful, costly grip


Recovery law mired in funding quagmire

"...what we’ve learned over the decades is we cannot arrest our way out of this epidemic of addictions."

December 4, 2016 6:11 pm


Fighting pain with knowledge

"Pain as the fifth vital sign is going away"

December 4, 2016 8:19 am


State officials vow to take on epidemic

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana officials so far have tinkered around the edges of the addiction epidemic.

December 3, 2016 10:01 pm


The series so far

For the past five months, the Journal Gazette has reported on aspects of opioid abuse across the region. Here’s a summary of...

December 3, 2016 10:01 pm


Fight to get prescriptions for pain filled

The medical community is on edge about opioids.

November 13, 2016 7:51 pm


Women find addiction redemption

Nestled back from the road on Fairfield Avenue and inside a quiet red-brick house, a group of women are changing their...

October 30, 2016 10:20 pm


Her route to recovery began in jail

Picked up in a drug raid at a cheap motel, Alicia Hart was sentenced to a probation alternative.

October 24, 2016 4:56 pm


Getting detox started in jail

Changes may be coming in the way Allen County treats its drug-addicted offenders.

October 24, 2016 3:36 pm


State has no detox standard

Arrested and separated from their narcotic of choice, Allen County Jail inmates are left to sweat it out on their own.

October 23, 2016 4:53 am


Opioids' insidious embrace

For many people, their image of someone who has become a misuser or abuser of drugs and/or alcohol is shaped by movies and reality...

October 23, 2016 4:53 am


Area opioid treatment changing, limited

Twenty-eight days in rehab is becoming a thing of the past.

October 9, 2016 10:28 pm


Prescription abuse saps employers

Studies found addicts are 33 percent less productive and 10 times more likely to miss work.

September 18, 2016 4:23 pm


Understanding opioids' lure aids in battle

Except that the goal is to save lives, not to take them, you could call the struggle against opioids a war. Knowing the enemy in that...

September 17, 2016 10:01 pm


After losing everything, mom, kids reconnecting

It all started with prescription painkillers. 

September 4, 2016 10:16 pm


Woman recalls roller coaster she put herself, children on

For Marisa Hanlon and her children Jonathan and Tori, life has been a roller coaster of pain, sadness, joy and redemption.

September 4, 2016 9:56 am