Update privacy choices
News

Opioids in Middletown

Emily de La Bruyère
Yahoo News

The opioid epidemic is a national crisis. But what does that mean? To answer that, Yahoo News traveled to Middletown, Ohio — a city once considered as ordinary as its name, more recently known for an explosion in opioid use — and explored quantitative research about drugs, health care and national public opinion. This is a problem so serious that it requires big data, so human that it needs a face. Here is what we found:

Photography by Mary F. Calvert for Yahoo News

Reactions

What to read next