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Source:  Mother Jones

“Heroin(e),” a Netflix documentary short released earlier this week, begins and ends with blaring sirens as fire chief Jan Rader responds to yet another opioid overdose in Huntington, West Virginia.

The town has been called the “overdose capital of America,” and for good reason: Every resident, it seems, is affected by the ravages of opioids, from the gas station employees who keep ringing up customers as first responders revive an overdose victim in the checkout line, to the homeless drug users encamped by the river, to the church shelter employees urging users to come in for the night.

Read the story at Mother Jones.

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