The opioid overdose epidemic plaguing many communities has forced police to act as social workers and drug counselors. According to one Ohio police chief: “Law enforcement has been forced to take the lead on this, and we probably are not the best profession to be doing this because our job really is to enforce laws. I never got into police work thinking I’d watch an entire generation die of drugs.”
+ NYT: “A life of farming taught Roger Winemiller plenty about harsh twists of fate: hailstorms and drought, ragweed infestations and jittery crop prices. He hadn’t bargained on heroin.” 2 of a Farmer’s 3 Children Overdosed. What of the Third — and the Land?