Vehicular traffic on a street full of sand in front of The Colony Hotel after the passage of Hurricane Irma on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Miami Beach.
Vehicular traffic on a street full of sand in front of The Colony Hotel after the passage of Hurricane Irma on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Miami Beach. David Santiago dsantiago@elnuevoherald.com
Vehicular traffic on a street full of sand in front of The Colony Hotel after the passage of Hurricane Irma on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Miami Beach. David Santiago dsantiago@elnuevoherald.com

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  • In Puerto Rico, which has a long-running addiction crisis, the few programs that help addicts are struggling to provide services.

    Workers from an organization called Mountain Point provide drug-users with packets of clean syringes, mounds of antibacterial wipes and rolls of gauze from a dwindling supply. Their goal in the wake of the storm is to keep opioid users in Puerto Rico free from deadly diseases they could get from injecting drugs.