The Human Factor investigative team explored the human side of opioid addiction. We looked into the science of addiction, the physical effects opioids have on the user, the impact of opioids on families, and the impact numerous opioid-related deaths have on a community.

“Just Like That”

Kayle Best and his mother Marie describe why he began using, the reason why he stopped, and how opioids can affect a family.

“It Affects Everybody”

Travis Dunphy has seen drug use affect many of the people around him, including his step-sister, who died of an opioid overdose.

'The Human Factor' Investigative Team

Heidi Atter

Heidi Atter

Show Producer and Video Journalist (Current Affairs Show) & Print/Web Visual and Sidebar Editor
Annette Ermine

Annette Ermine

Print Lead Writer
Alexa Lawlor

Alexa Lawlor

Video Journalist (Current Affairs Show) & Print/Web Editor and Fact-checker