NPF has chosen 20 journalists for in-depth training on the opioid epidemic, which has led to the deaths of 28,000 Americans a year.

Over three days, these journalists will hear from experts about addiction, treatments, law enforcement issues, state and federal initiatives, the latest research and data. With this grounding in hand, the journalists will cover the American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference, with full access to presenters and abstracts.The NPF training and ASAM conference run from April 12-17 in Baltimore.

The journalists, selected from an applicant field of 50, include:

Deborah Becker | WBUR | Massachusetts

Andrea de Leon | NPR | Maine

Terry DeMio | The Enquirer | Kentucky

Gabriella Dunn | The Witchita Eagle | Kansas

Andrea Fisher | Great Falls Tribune | Montana

Esteban L. Hernandez | New Haven Register | Connecticut

Wendy Holdren | The Register-Herald | West Virginia

Brittany Horn | The News Journal | Delaware

Katherine Irby | The Bradenton Herald| Florida

Steven Johnson | Modern Healthcare | Illinois

Jon Kelvey | Carroll County Times | Maryland

Jed Lipinski | NOLA.com/ The Times-Picayune | Louisiana

Yuki Noguchi | NPR | Washington, DC

Camille Phillips | St. Louis Public Radio | Missouri

David Robinson | The Journal News/lohud | New York

Jakob Rodgers | The Gazette | Colorado

Ken Serrano | Asbury Park Press | New Jesrsey

Kelly Servick | Science Magazine | Washington, DC

John Sowell | The Idaho Statesman | Idaho

Curtis Tate | McClatchy Newspapers | Washington, DC

Funding for this training is provided by ASAM, Open Society Foundations, Pew Charitable Trusts, Shatterproof, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network.