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As opioid addiction ravages the nation, West Virginia finds itself at the center of the storm. In Fayetteville, WV, Cliff Massey rebuilds his life and reconnects with his family as he struggles to stay clean. Cliff dreams of the day he can regain custody of his daughter Jasper as he actively works toward that goal. Captain Mark Strickland of the Charleston Fire Department battles the crisis as he sees firsthand the carnage that is devastating his community. Despite their distinct perspectives, these two men share the same goal – to see West Virginians rise out of the pills.

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