Alabama’s Opioid Crisis

Special Reports

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(WIAT) — Thursday, we’re taking a deeper dive into what many call the state’s most serious epidemic.  These stories will focus on how local counties are combating the problem, the state’s reaction, and the faces behind opioid addiction.

Local authors reflect on losing children to opioids by Drew Taylor

Paying it forward: A story of recovery by Malique Rankin

The state government’s fight against opioids by Reshad Hudson

Walker County takes action in the opioid crisis by Hillary Simon

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s personal attack against the opioid crisis by Reshad Hudson

Opioid addicts speak out by Ariana Garza


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