Opioid abuse is everywhere, and deaths are soaring. Statistics show that 45 percent of patients treated at a hospital for opioid abuse were between the ages of 30 and 50, about a third were over age 50, and 25 percent were under age 30. Missouri is fighting back with efforts to save those who overdose and treat those who become addicted. Look for the story by Michele Munz in Sunday's Post-Dispatch and on stltoday.com starting Nov. 19. 2017.