The current opioid crisis has killed nearly 30,000 drug users and affected the lives of thousands more, including a former addict, a mom fighting to prevent others from suffering the same fate as her daughter and a doctor working to keep opioids out of medical practices.
BY SOFIA HELLER AND KAITLIN MUSANTE
Wedged between dirt-stained walls and a metal bench just wide enough to fit his body, Alan Wins struggled to orient himself. The cracking paint on the ceiling swirled above him as his eyes crossed and stomach flipped. He vomited, a series of loud, heaving retches that filled the otherwise empty cell.