A Community of Recovery
Center for American Progress
January 17, 2019

“For nearly a decade, our nation has watched the tragedy of the opioid crisis unfold. Americans are now all too familiar with the staggering statistics on opioid overdoses, which resulted in nearly 50,000 deaths in 2017 alone.1 Stories of grief and devastation abound from the communities hardest hit by this epidemic. Without a doubt, our city of Dayton, Ohio, has been hit harder than most by the opioid crisis. But most accounts of our adversity stop short of answering the most important question: What happened next?”

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