"Getting a Fix" is an in-depth series that explores the opioid epidemic gripping the United States.
Getting A Fix
Getting A Fix: Carfentanil Is An Elusive Killer
Carfentanil is extremely toxic, but dealers continue to mix the drug with heroin or cocaine, and addicts continue to chase the elusive high.
Getting A Fix: Tackling New Synthetic Drugs
Since early 2010, the DEA's Special Testing and Research Laboratory has identified over 400 new psychoactive substances.
Getting A Fix: Mapping Drug Overdoses
The Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program, or ODMAP, helps first responders collect drug overdose data in real time.
Getting A Fix: Preventing Opioid Addiction
Amid the rise in patients addicted to opioid prescription painkillers, doctors are turning to other ways to treat pain.