From the South End to the South Lawn, lawmakers continue to bungle their opioid response
CONCEPT ALBUM EXPLORES MASS AVE & MELNEA CASS WITH COMPASSION, JOURNALISTIC RHYMES, DOPE BEATS
“I basically put myself in the shoes of those who I’ve known that have spent time out there and told a few of the stories that just aren’t getting told.”
PLANNED INACTION: CRIME OF THE CENTURY CONTINUES, FROM MASS AND CASS TO THE CAPITOL
"We continue to ask our elected officials to be held accountable for their responsibility to the communities they serve."
FROM CLAW MACHINES TO LOOT BOXES, THIS CAN’T BE GOOD FOR CHILDREN
Don’t even think about leaving the arcade before you swipe a couple bucks away trying to wrap a claw that couldn’t lift a Lego around an anonymous L.O.L. Surprise! prize the size of a toddler.
THE RECOVERY DRUG COMMERCIAL YOU WON’T SEE ON TV
This interpolative remix of Indivior’s Sublocade commercial was written and produced by the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism as part of its Film Intervening Getting High Team (F.I.G.H.T.) initiative.
WALK THIS WAY: A BOSTON-CAMBRIDGE EVENT BORN TO HELP CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IMPACTED BY ADDICTION
"It’s going from Central Square in Cambridge over the Mass Ave Bridge and then into the Boston Common. Both cities are heavily affected by drugs and alcohol, and most have a deep sense of community. Families have been torn apart, and they’ve also been brought back together."
SHOULD JOURNALISTS USE THE WORD ‘ADDICT’? I ASKED DIG READERS
I have yet to settle on some hard and fast rules for our style guide, but I’m certainly a lot more educated on the matter now that I’ve considered these and other informed comments.
SPECIAL FEATURE: FENTANYL IN THE FAMILY
Ben Westhoff’s dive into the 'deadliest wave of the opioid epidemic' is the most frightening book of the year, and it’s mandatory reading
SPECIAL FEATURE: SEX, DRUGS, AND FENTANYL
Among the nightmares of an unprecedented epidemic, sex work gets more dangerous for opioid addicts
EXIT DRUGS IN THE GREEN ZONE
From the doc’s office to the dispensary, Mass continues to fight opioids with cannabis