- 'The bodies are piling up': Inside the opioid epidemic and the crisis that won't go away
- 'When they buy those drugs, it's a loaded gun'
- 'There's no blood test for addiction': Troubling data in the opioid crisis
- The shame of opioids: Confronting the crisis by addressing stigma
- Should Ottawa take notes from other countries dealing with an opioid crisis?
- Getting off fentanyl: 'It takes all your cares and puts them aside'
- Chasing the dragon: the science of addiction
- A mother's grief: 'You're never there. There's always work to be done'
- 'If there was an easy solution, we would have found it': The future of the opioid crisis in Ottawa
Bruce Deachman has been a reporter and senior writer with the Ottawa Citizen for more than 25 years. Over that time he has covered a wide variety of topics, including health issues, politics, arts and entertainment, sports and municipal affairs. Throughout, he has attempted to focus on the people whose stories – be they those of high-profile newsmakers or the largely disenfranchised – continue to build and define the city and society in which we live. He lives in Ottawa and is the father of two adult children.