A Devastating Family Affair

In New Hampshire, a hotbed of America’s opioid crisis, the New York Times shadowed Patrick Griffin and his family's struggle with addiction—marked by countless overdoses, clean periods, jail stints, treatment programs, and constant anxiety.

Overdose is the leading killer of Americans under 50. New Hampshire tops the nation in fentanyl deaths per capita; 10% of its residents are addicted to drugs or alcohol, according to government figures, costing the state billions.

Nationwide, the opioid crisis is overwhelming public services from fire departments to foster care, and leaves families like the Griffins in an “almost constant state of emergency or dread” writes Katharine Q. Seelye.

The New York Times

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