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Our United States of Addiction series continues with OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry and Judge Mary Chrzanowski visit with a group of recovering addicts in Dayton, Ohio, where they share their harrowing stories.
One program that this community has begun to combat the problem is GROW BLITZ, which goes door to door to educate people on the dangers of drugs and also provide prevention materials. The community hopes this outreach program will help with the growing problem through a door-to-door approach.
Dr. Nita and Judge Mary meet one area mother who says she does let her kids go anywhere without her because she fears how they might be affected by the drug epidemic.
They also meet an area man, who says his son dealt with addiction. He says that it is common for dealers to offer drugs for free in order for people to get easily hooked. He also says it is common to find needles in the streets.
After seeing the problem first-hand, Dr. Nita says, "It's easy to say, 'Okay, well that's not my state, that's not my city. It's not my problem. We have to pull together. They need our help. It's a disease. We can't say, 'Oh, I don't see why they can't just stop.'"
Find out what Judge Mary Chrzanowski and recovery specialist Bob Forrest from Alo House think of medication-assisted treatment for addicts, in the video below.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction please call the confidential and free National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP or visit their website.