New Hampshire is relatively prosperous, with low crime and unemployment. But the state is short on treatment centers, and drugs are readily available in nearby Massachusetts.
For one student, it began with a painkiller snorted in a friend’s basement. For another, it was speed, pushed by the boy in the next locker.
The New York Times has been covering the opioid epidemic — from when it started bubbling up in towns around the United States years ago to now, as it decimates communities and families.
The Facebook video, of a couple passed out in a vehicle with a sleeping infant, was shared in what was described as an effort to shed light on opioid addiction.
The long-promised directive, to be announced Thursday, fulfills a promise but falls short of the national emergency declaration President Trump promised.
After a media exposé prompted the representative to withdraw as national drug czar nominee, Pennsylvania voters ask, “Does he even care about his people?”