Source: The Atlantic
“The first time I used, it was the most euphoric rush I had ever felt in my life. And I knew then that I was not going to stop,” says Kenny Shadday, a McDonald’s manager in eastern Kentucky.
Shadday did, in fact, stop—he’s now recovered from his opioid addiction, thanks to an innovative new program that brings intensive outpatient treatment to rural areas.
In a new documentary from The Atlantic, Nikki King, the founder of Ripley County Courts Addiction & Drug Services, gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of her one-of-a-kind treatment program.
Watch “A Small Town Plague” above and read the story at The Atlantic.
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