Jointly produced by two independent, nonprofit civic news organizations, the Piedmont Journalism Foundation
and Foothills Forum
, “Opioid Ripples” examines the addiction epidemic from a variety of perspectives.
The series covers the challenges and potential solutions in Fauquier, Culpeper, Rappahannock and Prince William counties.
The Warrenton-based PATH Foundation provided a grant for this series.
The participating news organizations seek to increase in-depth coverage and public discussion of issues in their communities.
Part 1: The crisis has touched everyone
• Police shift some of their efforts from making arrests to educating the public.
• For all the raised awareness about opioid addiction, its stigma persists and plays out in many ways.
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