"They met when she could not speak and he could not hear. They met in the most affordable day care center in the City of Ragle, one of the nation's many flashpoints of the opioid crisis. He was two. She was three. They relied on each other for survival."
American Opioid is a research-backed fictional narrative about the opioid crisis, written and narrated by Jamal Khan. More information is available at www.americanopioid.org.
Season 2, Episode 5
Marjorie is forced to make increasingly high stakes choices that will not only affect her future, but also her son’s.
Season 2, Episode 4
Marjorie is forced to come to terms with her addiction to opioids.
Season 2, Episode 3
Marjorie becomes increasingly resourceful, even as setbacks mount.
Season 2, Episode 2
Marjorie resorts to increasingly desperate measures to access opioids, placing herself and her son in jeopardy.
Season 2, Episode 1
A five-year-old girl named Jane Merrick, who we met briefly at the beginning of Season 1, is about to be picked up from day care by her parents, just like on any other day. But unlike any other day, they are not going home. Instead, they are venturing deep into the inner sanctum of the opioid crisis.
Season 1, Episode 6
Marjorie becomes increasingly aware of the fact that her addiction to opioids could jeopardize her job.
Compassionate and informative
I binge-listened to this entire podcast in two days. Fascinating story about one woman’s spiral downward into opioid addiction in just a few months, and the factors that contributed to it. I see the devastation of opioids all around me. Many people need a lot of help. I’m listening to this so I can understand and have compassion for what I’m seeing daily. ❤️
Reads like a 2nd grader
Narrator ruins the entire thing. Words are mispronounced. Cadence is. So odd. That I can. Not stand to. Listen to it.