An in-depth look at the opioid crisis |


This week, TIME released The Opioid Diaries, a groundbreaking issue chronicling the drug epidemic seizing America. James Nachtwey photographed the project over the course of the past year, documenting addiction and death, but also recovery, and resilience.

As part of this project, TIME published personal essays with insight into the crisis, including from Flea, the bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who struggled with addiction, to Mimi O’Donnell, the partner of Philip Seymour Hoffman who died in 2014 from a heroin overdose, to Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, who addresses racial inequalities in how the U.S. handles drug addiction.

You can view the photos, watch the videos and read personal accounts at


Deputy Editor, MOTTO

The Opioid Diaries

The opioid crisis is the worst addiction epidemic in U.S. history. Drug overdoses kill nearly 64,000 people per year, and the nation’s life expectancy has…

Mimi O’Donnell: Forgiveness Helped Me Heal After Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death

The partner of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman writes about forgiveness after the actor passed away from an overdose

Nan Goldin: I’ve Turned My Opioid Addiction Into Activism

The world has gone cold. We all need to step up. There are people making billions off the emotional and physical suffering of others. It’s…

Elizabeth Wurtzel: Giving Up Drugs Was the Hardest Thing Ever. And I Have Cancer

The author of ‘Prozac Nation’ and ‘More, Now, Again’ writes about the challenges of recovery

Rev. Barber: How We Can Address Racial Inequalities in Handling Drug Addiction

Drug overdoses kill more than 64,000 people per year, and are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50. To document the nation’s…

Ask Dr. Ruth: Where’s My G-Spot?

Q: My partner and I still can’t find my G-spot, any tips? A: I’m not in the camp of believers. Still, so many women have…

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Weekend Recipe: Grass-Fed Beef Bourguignon With Cauliflower Mash

This recipe is rich with goodness and flavor — and is comfort food at its best. The ingredients are simple: Quality grass-fed beef is married…

Team USA Got Far Fewer Medals Than Expected at the Winter Olympics, According to Leaked Report

Sports executives in America targeted athletes on Team USA to win 37 medals at the Pyeongchang Games. Heading into the final 48 hours of action, the United States had 21

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