Killer Tide: US Life Expectancy Drops For 2 Straight YearsThat's something that hasn't happened in nearly 60 years and you can blame the opioid crisis for it.
Killer Tide: Fighting the Opioid Crisis in the SuburbsIn this week's special report on the opioid crisis, we turn our attention to Bergen County, New Jersey, a bedroom community in the shadow of New York City. The leader in the fight against the opioid epidemic has been Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal, soon to be New Jersey’s next attorney general.
Killer Tide: Advocates Split On Safe Injection SitesSites were addicts can use drugs under the supervision of staff trained in the use of naloxone have been making headlines in Seattle, San Francisco and here in New York City.
Killer Tide: Monitored Bathroom Helps Addicts Avoid Accidental OverdosesWhile safe injection sites are not legal in the United States, members of the Washington Heights CORNER Project say they have a moral obligation to make sure no one dies in their facility.
Killer Tide: 'Your Life Still Matters To Us'WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond joins volunteers as they lend a helping hand to addicts in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan.
Killer Tide: Grassroots Groups Join The FightGrassroots groups are on the front line of a fight that claimed more than 1,300 lives in the five boroughs last year and 711 more in the first six months of this year.
Killer Tide: A Crisis Years In The MakingNew York City’s special narcotics prosecutor says overdose deaths in the city are “climbing at an alarming rate.”
Killer Tide: Addicts Share Their StoriesIn this final installment of our Killer Tide series, we invite you to listen to some of the people we've met on our journey. They are your coworkers, your classmates and your next door neighbors.
Killer Tide: Collateral Damage Crime WaveDrug addicts rarely commit violent crimes, but Long Island authorities say the opioid epidemic is behind most local burglaries and larcenies.
Killer Tide: New Jersey Father Pushes To Prevent Overdose DeathsAfter losing his son Corey to a drug overdose, Paul Ressler turned his anger into advocacy.
Killer Tide: Recovery High Schools Provide Safe, Supportive Learning EnvironmentsEach day in the United States, 1,100 teenagers start using pain pills. In response, states, like New Jersey, have created safe learning environments for recovering teens.
Killer Tide: 'Warning: This Drug May Kill You'In this HBO documentary, filmmaker Perri Peltz follows four families whose lives have been devastated by opioids.
Killer Tide: Prisons Administer Opioid Blocking Drug To Help Addicts Avoid RelapsingVivitrol is now being used in prisons across the country and locally in New Jersey's Hudson and Ocean counties and in New York's Suffolk and Orange counties.
Killer Tide: Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Message For Local FamiliesA medical examiner's work is grim and done behind closed doors. The results are not shared with the public. But Dr. Michael Caplan wants people to see what he sees every day.
Killer Tide: Doctors Cut Down On Prescribing Opioid PainkillersHoping to prevent more heroin and opioid addictions, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have gone to the source.