Community Survey: The opioid epidemic’s personal costs

The Reporter Newspapers’ exclusive four-part series “Coping with a Crisis: Opioid Addiction in the Suburbs” has focused on local people dealing with a deadly drug epidemic. For many of our readers, it’s a crisis they already know all too well

Nearly a third of the 200 residents of Reporter Newspapers communities who responded to a survey, which is conducted via cellphone and is not scientific, said that they or someone close to them have been addicted to opioids. And the effect has been devastating on lives and relationships.

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