Examining the opioid epidemic through the voices of people in recovery, family members, health experts, and other stakeholders.
VCU's Free Hot Coffee Bike Pedals Beyond Campus To Engage Those In Recovery
<p>VCU Professor John Freyer creates art pieces that use everyday objects to develop human connections. He gained national attention with All My Life For Sale, selling all his possessions online and traveling the country to visit the people who bought them.</p>
Virginia Stories of Recovery Transformed into Songs of Hope
In the past five years, more than 5,000 Virginians have died due to opioid use, according to the Virginia Department of Health. A local peer-run center encourages recovery by providing safe spaces for entertainment and songs filled with hope. VPM News’ Evie King has more.
About Facing Addiction
Facing Addiction is a project of VPM News, examining the opioid epidemic through the voices of people in recovery, family members, health experts, scientists, lawmakers, state leaders and other stakeholders. VPM News presented a week of radio features and digital components that looked at the scope of opioid overdoses in the state, pathways to addiction, recovery options, changing views by law enforcement and policy responses.
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