A Peer Recovery Coach Walks The Frontlines Of The Opioid Epidemic

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Charlie Oen was addicted to heroin as a teenager. At 25, he’s now clean and a peer counselor in Lima, Ohio, where he tries to help people who started using drugs before he was born.

Offering Syringes Along With Prayers, Churches Help IV Drug Users

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Some churches and other faith-based organizations are offering clean syringes to IV drug users, while still others are voicing their support for comprehensive treatment, testing and education programs that also help stem transmission of diseases like HIV and hepatitis C.