Here in southwest Ohio, it’s not hard to find small country towns that were thriving fifty years ago but are now struggling to survive. They’re all subject to similar economic forces – but each one has its own story.
Around five years ago, the mother of a struggling opioid addict launched a support group in Dayton to help other people living with a loved one’s addiction. It’s called FOA, for Families of Addicts. Central to the group’s mission is an effort to break down the stigma that often surrounds the opioid epidemic.