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A Coal Miner's Story of Addiction and Recovery

After a mining accident, a West Virginia resident began struggling with addiction.

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After crushing his leg in a mining accident, West Virginia resident Jasen Edwards was prescribed painkillers. He became addicted—and lost his job and marriage as a result. But today, Jasen’s on the road to recovery.

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