The Horizon

Indiana governments combating the opioid epidemic

Photo Illustration by Louis Herlihy

Samuel Murphy, Sports Director

August 21, 2018

In 2016, the opioid epidemic claimed more than twice the amount of lives taken by the United States’ hot-button topic — gun violence. Opioids were involved in 42,249 deaths, and opioid overdose deaths were five times higher in 2016 than 1999, according to the Center for Disease Control. Gun-related ...