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posted 01/27/2015

For KCRW's Evan George, the biggest challenge in reporting on changes in the addiction treatment industry was finding ways to turn a series of complex issues into interesting narratives. His focus on personal stories and a telling-a-friend approach helped greatly.

posted 02/11/2014

Heroin addiction grabbed the national spotlight recently after famed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died on Super Bowl Sunday. He was almost certainly not alone that day — about 100 Americans die every day from drug overdoses. Can anything be done to stop this?

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1st Place in Health Reporting - awarded by Association of Health Care Journalists

1st Place, newspapers under 100,000 in 2009

Evan George's Blog

For KCRW's Evan George, the biggest challenge in reporting on changes in the addiction treatment... more »
posted 01/27/15
Heroin addiction grabbed the national spotlight recently after famed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman... more »
posted 02/11/14

Evan George's Work

Obamacare is changing addiction rehab, with health insurance companies and HMOs now required to cover treatment for addiction like any other disease. Private rehab centers like Betty Ford are looking to open mid-priced outpatient clinics, and high-priced private rehab centers could lose business.

The Affordable Care Act has made it easier to obtain drug addiction treatment services like methadone in California, but access to detox centers remains limited.