Dr. Sayeh Beheshti, MD explains the biochemical mechanisms of opioid and heroin addiction.
A Northeast Indiana resident talks about his son's addiction, and the prescription drugs that contributed to it.
Katie Couric reports on painkiller addiction, and shares one woman's personal story. An addiction which began with surgery. (10:15 minutes)
WLWT in Cincinnati uncovers the heartbreak of heroin addiction and how it affects newborns and teens.
WLWT in Cincinnati discusses the epidemic of opiate addiction, and what law enforcement is doing to address the problem.
Dr. Jerome Adams, Indiana Health Commissioner, talks about what Hoosiers can do to prevent overdose deaths.
Captain Kevin Hunter, Vice and Narcotics Division, Fort Wayne Police Department, guides parents on areas to look in their child's bedroom.
This is a personal story about a golf professional who inadvertently became addicted to prescription opiate medication.
A criminal court judge's perspective of the opiate crisis: "We can't arrest our way out of this!" This Allen County judge talks about the...
Naloxone can be obtained from a participating pharmacy without having to see a doctor, and could be life-saving in the event of an overdose.
Eighty percent of opiate painkillers produced in the world are consumed by Americans.
Fifty-two million people in the U.S. have used prescription drugs nonmedically.
Every hour in the U.S., a baby is born with symptoms of opiate withdrawal.
Heroin users are at an increased risk for Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS
Heroin was developed in 1898, as a supposed "less potent" substitute for opium.
Opium, heroin and methadone are all highly addictive opiates.