How Women Are Surviving the Opioid Epidemic



The opioid epidemic has come for you. Maybe not you, specifically, but also probably, yes, you. Each day, more than 130 lives will be lost to an opioid overdose. A year after the crisis was declared a public health emergency, it was reported that Americans are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than from a car crash. Women, who are most often the center of our care networks, have been affected in profound and myriad ways. They’ve buried children or taken in those of family members unfit to care for them. They’ve been overprescribed for pain management and underserved when the addiction set in. Over the course of the next eight weeks, we’ll be sharing their stories.


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Rachel Meadows

Rachel Meadows

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