Big heroin problem in small town Cumberland, Maryland

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The drugs come to Western Maryland from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and DC. And the heroin is strong. The Cumberland area recently had a death from what’s called krokodil. It’s heroin mixed with gas and paint thinner that literally burns the flesh off the body.

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President Obama Speaks at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

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President Obama participated in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia on March 29, 2016.

A heroin addict’s emotional first days in rehab

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In the second part of a “CBS Evening News” series on the heroin epidemic gripping the U.S., Jason Amaral, an addict in Boston, goes through his first day of rehab. DeMarco Morgan reports for “In the Shadow of Death: Jason’s Journey.”

A rehab jail for heroin addicts

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Each day in the U.S. more than 115 people die from an opioid overdose. Whether it’s by abusing prescription pills like Percocet or injecting heroin laced with fentanyl, the consequences can be deadly. Chris traveled to the small town of Greenfield, Massachusetts where a community is taking innovative steps to combat this crisis and break the addiction cycle.


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Reach the One

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Testimonies from men who have been changed by the power and love of Jesus Christ and saved from a life of addiction and misery.

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