The number one cause of death for Americans is drug overdose. Two thirds of those are from opioids.

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Melissa and Shawn are both recovering opioid addicts. Melissa began using prescription pain meds after a gall-bladder surgery and this escalated eventually to heroin. Shawn is a former Navy Seal who was despondent and suffering from PTSD after coming back from tours abroad. They both served jail time for criminal activity that all stems from their addiction. 

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Ricardo Gonzalez lives in a small house on a hill overlooking the Ohio River - a few blocks from a hazardous waste incinerator. A factor that people believe is responsible for the sky-high cancer rates in the community. His town, East Liverpool has seen massive job loss, environmental degradation, health issues and a devastated economy - all conditions that have contributed to despair and addiction. He has known numerous people who have died from overdose." were not really living here, not thriving. Were just barely holding on".

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