This week we’ve been seeing a lot of news stories focusing on the opioid epidemic in rural and suburban areas of America.

Al Jazeera America ran a story on the suburban drug epidemic this week focusing on the sharp 200% increase in heroin deaths since the year 2000. Hear the full story here.

The BBC also ran a two part story on the unlikely face of the heroin epidemic in small town America. Part 1 focuses on addiction patterns and treatment, while Part 2 explores the challenges facing New Hampshire’s court system and the state’s emergency services in the face of the opioid epidemic.

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