A member of the 1A Text Club says: "I am really lucky to have a friend for a husband and an ex-husband. But I know it's really about the work and dedication than the luck."
Huntington, West Virginia is known for its tranquil views of the Ohio River, its beautiful Appalachian landscape and its booming industrial history as a former hub for coal, oil and steel. It’s also known for the high number of drug overdoses and heroin addiction cases first responders see daily.
The city’s fire chief Jan Rader, judge Patricia Keller and Necia Freeman, a ministry organizer have have been working to battle opioid abuse in the city. And their efforts are the subject of a new Netflix documentary, “Heroin(e).”
As the federal government treats the opioid epidemic as a national emergency, what lessons can be learned from people on the ground in a community where the overdose rate is ten times the national average?
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