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Born Addicted: The race to treat the Ohio Valley’s drug-affected babies

Saturday, February 11, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"She asked to not be identified. And it’s understandable given the stigma attached to addiction. For this story, we’ll call her 'Mary.'

"Mary lives in eastern Kentucky and has struggled with an addiction that began with painkillers and progressed to heroin — a story all to familiar to many in Athens County.

“'As soon as I opened my eyes, I had to get it,' Mary said. “And even when I did get it, then I had to think of the next way that I was going to get.'.."

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