Ben Westhoff’s ‘Fentanyl, Inc.’ is the most frightening book of the year, and it’s mandatory reading

First a spoiler alert: Among the multiple apocalyptic revelations in Ben Westhoff’s Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic is sour news for all hard drug users, from casual weekend abusers to full-time cocaine cowboys. In light of developments presented in this epic book in gruesome […]

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The Green Room: Peter Aguero and Sara Peters, the Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition and accepting what cannot be changed

The Green Room returns on Monday at 7 p.m., with storytellers Peter Aguero and Sara Peters. Both will be familiar to listeners of The Moth Radio Hour, a public radio show focused on stories and the art of storytelling. […]

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For patients in pain, opioid dependence may be a necessary evil

It had been about a year since my dad was diagnosed with cancer. He’d had a tumor removed from his heart and hadn’t returned to work. Sitting in an armchair in our living room, watching Wayne Brady on The Price Is Right, my dad seemed stuck in some sort of outpatient purgatory. When I walked […]

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