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Enduring addiction: The long fight against heroin in northern New Mexico

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Enduring addiction: The long fight against heroin in northern New Mexico

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This series, , was produced as a project for the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism and the , programs of the Center for Health Journalism at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

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Enduring addiction
Public Health New Mexico
Thursday, February 2, 2017

KUNM’s Ed Williams has been investigating the impacts of heroin addiction on children and families in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. The area has had one of the country’s highest overdose rates for decades. Ed’s reporting follows the lives of families and health leaders in the community, painting a comprehensive picture of the opioid epidemic from the perspective of the people who have been living through it for generations.

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