The rise of overdose deaths has taken a heavy toll in the Fayette and Mon Valley communities and nationwide. In this video documentary, families share their different stories of losing a loved one and living with the aftermath of an opioid addiction. Herald-Standard visual journalist Thalia Juarez teamed up with reporters Alyssa Choiniere and Mike Tony to bring you the first installment of a monthly series on the devastating after-effects of a drug overdose on the community.
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Today and yesterday marked the beginning of a monthly series probing the financial and emoti…
The Herald-Standard examines the monetary costs left behind by a record-breaking spike of overdose deaths in Washington and Westmoreland counties, sapping families' finances and stretching coroner's office's resources thin.
The Herald-Standard explores the emotional desolation and confusion families endure after the fatal overdose of a loved one, a burden becoming increasingly common in the Mon Valley as deaths by drug overdose there continue to rise at a record-breaking rate.