Zachary Siegel
Zachary Siegel

Zachary Siegel is a freelance journalist based in Chicago. He covers public health and criminal justice and co-hosts Narcotica, a podcast about drugs.

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Sept. 12 2018 9:00 AMI’m So Sick of Opioid Disaster PornI know that the photo essays showing the stark hell of addiction are trying to help. But they miss a huge part of the story—recovery.
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Oct. 29 2017 8:00 PMWhere Are the Opioid Recovery Activists?Just as with the AIDS crisis, the government won’t do what’s necessary unless we make it.
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Dec. 16 2016 7:14 AMIs the Opioid Crisis Partly to Blame for President Trump?There’s a correlation between those affected and support for Trump. But the causation is still unclear.
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Dec. 21 2017 5:59 PMLife Expectancy Is Down, Again, Thanks to OpioidsWe’re not really doing much of anything to solve this problem.
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June 6 2017 5:10 PMJournalists, Stop Using Words Like Addict and Drug Abuser Not only does the Associated Press say so, but it will also help you do better work.
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Nov. 30 2016 9:17 AMWe Know How to Treat Opioid AddictionBut our antiquated conceptions of addicts prevent us from doing so.