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Jonah uses Beacon to untangle the complicated issues of drug policy. He regularly travels to communities from Appalachia to Colombia to look at how government laws affects the lives of individuals on the ground, an important lens into a hot-button issue. You’ll read stories that reveal how the sentiment about the “War on Drugs” has changed for better or for worse.

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A lot of reporting on drugs is sensationalistic, generating more heat than light. My work strives to go beyond the clichés of so many drug stories to examine the social, public health, and economic consequences of the way we consume and regulate drugs.

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Drugs – everything from the “growing” marijuana industry, to the public health implications of the huge increase in opioid prescriptions in America, to the business of the War on Drugs.

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One story a week, with additional shorter posts.

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Jonah’s most recent stories on Beacon:

100 a Day Series: Danielle Humphry

Fatal drug overdoses have doubled in the US over the past decade and are now the leading cause of accidental death in the country - killing an estimated 100 Americans a day. To honor these lives and to shed light on the crisis, I am presenting a series featuring the voices of people who have been directly affected, telling their stories in their own words. Here Danielle Humphry talks about her brothers John and… 

100 a day series: Amy Cavanaugh

Fatal drug overdoses have doubled in the US over the past decade and are now the leading cause of accidental death in the country - killing an estimated 100 Americans a day. To honor these lives and to shed light on the crisis, I am presenting a series featuring the voices of people who have been directly affected, telling their stories in their own words. Here Amy Cavanaugh talks about her husband Keith… 

100 a Day Series: Cyndi Jacobi

Fatal drug overdoses have doubled in the US over the past decade and are now the leading cause of accidental death in the country - killing an estimated 100 Americans a day. To honor these lives and to shed light on the crisis, I am presenting a series featuring the voices of people who have been directly affected, telling their stories in their own words. Here Cyndi Jacobi talks about her son… 

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