In Middletown, addiction’s toll: Faces, places — and headstones

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 as seen through the lens of photojournalist Mary F. Calvert with text by Emily de La Bruyere.

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