Devastated By The Opioid Epidemic, Residents Of This Ohio City | NBC Nightly News

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As part of our “One Nation Overdosed” series, our Harry Smith takes us to Portsmouth, Ohio, one of the cities most devastated by the opioid epidemic. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of i...



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The crossfit class at this rehab center is more than a workout. It'S a test to be frustrating to be ashamed of what you've done. [ applause, ], instructor, dale king grew up in portsmouth, ohio went to college and then the service when he got home. He didn't like what he saw his city, his neighbors, devastated by the opioid crisis. How much had your town changed? It was to me, it was almost unreco ...
nizable. I'D see all these signs for pain, clinic pain, clinic and then like. There was no businesses anywhere. He was introduced to crossfit in the military now in portsmouth, he trains, people in recovery and he provides jobs in his gym and his ointment company nicolemaynard his partner way through enough crossfit classes to fall in love with it. It'S not a stretch to say it's helping save her life. What would you be if you weren't, if you weren't sober now, i really don't know probably homeless. I might even be here, like i may, have been dead already, a short walk from dale's gym. A brew.

Pub opened downtown tim wolf's, army engineering unit helped rebuild a rock. He figured. Why not do the same thing in his hometown, so you'd come back to portsmouth, decide you're gon na be in the development business? Did anybody say you're nuts, because this town is over yeah and then they're still saying that so everybody questionsthe investment all the time? But it's it's! If this is this is our home and then we have no other choice but either fix it up or you let it fall down around it. If not us who say these vets tim now has 18 people in recovery working for him, literally rebuilding the town he and dale king love. This will be the greatest comeback in any small town. I guarantee it see and its people harry smith, nbc news, portsmouth, ohio, nbc news fans thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights and digitalexclusives thanks for watching.


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