The United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, which has been called the deadliest drug crisis in American history. At StoryCorps, we’ve been thinking about how we can contribute to the conversation.

Since what we do best is listen, that’s what we do during this episode. We hear from those who have lost loved ones, as well as people who are out there fighting against this crisis every day.

Like the music in this episode? Support the artists:
“Song for the Winter Sun (Instrumental)” by The Loom
“Filing Away” by Blue Dot Sessions
“A Storm at Eilean” by Jon Luc Hefferman