Horn spoke to the importance of not only reporting the human and social cost of the opioid crisis but also using scientific research to inform news coverage.
Up until recently, Horn acknowledged, the national media narrative considered drug users to be "very bad people." Now, however, more people are realizing that addiction is a disease, not a choice. As part of her reporting, Horn said, she has met many families and others affected by the crisis, and "their stories are heart-wrenching and hopeful."
To get help
The Collegiate Recovery Community is support based and student oriented. The CRC office, in the Student Wellness and Health Promotion building at 231 S College Ave., welcomes drop-in visits to its weekly meetings at 1:30 Tuesday. Students can schedule a confidential counseling session by calling 302-831-3457.
Statewide: HelpisHereDE.com, created by the state of Delaware in response to the opioid epidemic, has information and resources on prevention, addiction and treatment, including contact information, eligibility, services and accepted insurance at facilities across state.