A blue-collar city in middle America struggles to free itself from the grip of the opioid crisis

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. The percentage of people dying from heroin tripled nationally between 2010 and 2015. At the center of the opioid crisis is Middletown, Ohio, a blue-collar city that’s struggling to find solutions as the epidemic takes hold of the city’s resources financially and mentally.

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