Inside Appalachia: In-depth Look at Needle Exchange Programs Fighting the Opioid Crisis


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The opioid crisis is one of the biggest public health challenges in our region today. One strategy that’s been proved to help curb the epidemic’s worst effects is to implement harm reduction programs. These generally offer a variety of services but the most controversial component is often the needle exchange. Just because something is proven effective, doesn’t mean the public has bought into the idea. This week we’re taking an in-depth look at needle exchanges -- and what they can mean for their surrounding communities.

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