Arizonans made the trip to D.C. to witness the 2017 presidential inauguration, including some who had made travel plans before knowing the outcome of the election. Cronkite News reporters spoke with them about what the day meant to them. Read more here. (Video by Tyler Fingert/Cronkite News)
For years, Nicole Creech lived in the clutches of addiction after she began using prescription painkillers. From there, opioids became a regular part of her life as she looked for a way to feel “normal.” Now, 16 months sober, Nicole shares her story from the other side of addiction – how her continuing recovery takes.
View the 360 video above to take a tour of what seems like a normal bedroom. Look closer and uncover a wide range of drug paraphernalia that one might not expect to find. Unfold the tinfoil in the trash, and you’ll find black tar heroin. Unscrew the bottom of a can, and you’ll discover pills..
Alexander Sandweiss from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Arizona explains what happens to the body when someone uses opioids. This video is part of “Hooked Rx: From Prescription to Addiction,” a Cronkite News investigation of prescription opioid abuse in Arizona. Watch the documentary and view our multimedia package at hookedrx.com.