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County’s Overdose Deaths Up in 2019

County’s Overdose Deaths Up in 2019

At current rate, county would hit highest total of drug fatalities in a decade.

Opioid Addiction Can Be Beaten, Experts Say

Opioid Addiction Can Be Beaten, Experts Say

Experts and activists meet in Bay View to discuss city’s opioid, heroin, cocaine crisis.

Opioid Crisis: The House Where Addicts Die
Opioid Crisis

The House Where Addicts Die

Five overdose deaths in eight months at a West Side transitional living center.

Drug-Related Deaths To Hit 420 in 2017

Drug-Related Deaths To Hit 420 in 2017

Police targeting opioid suppliers. City-County Task Force struggles to hold meetings.

Special Report: Opioid Crisis Hits City Hard
Special Report

Opioid Crisis Hits City Hard

County’s huge increase isn’t just suburban whites, city and minority residents hurt, too.