Hear firsthand from individuals struggling with addiction and follow the cutting-edge work of doctors and scientists as they investigate why addiction is not a moral failing, but a chronic, treatable medical condition. Easy access to drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and even prescription medications like OxyContin has fueled an epidemic of addiction—the deadliest in U.S. history.
Ben Francis became addicted to opioid painkillers in high school after a soccer injury.
How opioids mimic the body's natural pain relievers and sometimes induce euphoria.
Vancouver, Canada’s supervised injection sites offer people a safer place to use.
Over 20 million Americans struggle with addiction—and social stigma is partially to blame.
Severe muscle cramps landed this teen in the hospital, where she was prescribed opioids.
A therapy program enables children born with neonatal abstinence syndrome to build skills.
After a mining accident, a West Virginia resident began struggling with addiction.