addiction

Tonia Wright and Tugg Massa
Amanda Rabinowitz / WKSU

Tugg Massa is one of the Ohioans who headed to Houston this week to help clean up after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. But as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports for Ohio Public Radio, the Akronite’s reason for the trip is tied as much to another crisis – the nation’s addiction crisis. 

photo of Francine Parr, Emelia Sherin, Sarah Demetruk
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

People struggling with addiction, their loved ones and the drug that’s destroying their lives are among the characters in a new play opening at the Akron Civic Theater tonight.

“(In)Dependent: The Heroin Project” is a gritty look at how opioid addiction can grab people, destroy relationships and test the human spirit.

photo of Mary Taylor
ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A day after Ohio’s attorney general sued five drug makers for their role in the state’s opioid crisis, Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor is opening up about her own family’s struggles with addition.