Everything You Need to Know About Safe Injection Sites

What we know and don’t know about the city’s controversial idea

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Our American Family

Hallee Adelman’s latest film is a raw and empathetic portrait of one local family’s struggle with—and determination to break free of—opioid addiction.

By Katherine Rapin

Kensington’s Recovery Plan

At the epicenter of the region’s opioid and homelessness crisis, the River Wards have been all but abandoned by city leaders. But does the City already have a solution to the problem?

By Malcolm Burnley

How Design Thinking Took on The Opioid Epidemic

A team at Penn Medicine has built a system of care that might revolutionize the treatment of patients with Opioid Use Disorder. Could it be the answer we need?

By Jill Harkins

It’s Your Move

A new campaign for teens—and by teens—aims to stop prescription opioid misuse

By Katherine Bourque

Do Something: Debate “Capitalism for Good” with the Citizen

This week, join us for a discussion about the "elite charade" with Anand Giridharadas, drink beer for spinal cord injury research, remember Syria, learn about Philly's opioid epidemic, and more!

By Syra Ortiz-Blanes

Citizen of the Week: Charito Morales

After her brother died of an overdose in front of her at a North Philly drug encampment, the nurse put action to his last words: Maybe you can help these other guys.

By Sharon Christner

Right To Life

On the front lines of the work you never see—keeping heroin addicts alive

By Thomas Fox Parry