ICYMI: The News’ complete ‘A Community’s Disease’ series

ALPENA — For several weeks, News reporters reviewed data and research and interviewed police, recovery specialists, recovering addicts, and others to gauge the extent of the drug problem in Northeast Michigan and potential solutions to that problem.

Our findings resulted in a four-part series of stories titled “A Community’s Disease”.

If you missed any of those stories, you can read them here:

* “Police battle drugs flowing north from downstate, pills traded among family

* “Individual drug addictions weigh heavy on entire community, officials say

* “Northeast Michiganders share stories of recovery

* “Police, courts, hospital, nonprofits unite in fight against drug abuse

* “OUR VIEWPOINT: “Disease of addiction infects us all

Check out the video playlist below featuring interviews with the subjects of our “A Community’s Disease” stories.


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