Photo by Jon Anderson

'We're hope dealers. We're not dope dealers." Read more


Riley Scruggs did not look like a heroin addict. A talented artist, musician and athlete, he was nicknamed “Smiley Riley” for the way his smile lit up a room. Read more


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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Daughter’s death inspires family foundation to help addiction recovery. Read more

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Photos by Erica Techo.

Near the city line between Columbiana and Chelsea is a road many pass without noticing. For some, however, this is the road to recovery. Read more


Shelby county drug enforcement task force

Photo by Erica Techo.

In the second installment of a three-part series about heroin use in Shelby County, the conversation about addiction is driving community efforts. Read more


Dalton Smith

Photo by Frank Couch.

Dalton Smith shares his story of heroin addiction and recovery. Read more


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    Photo by Jon Anderson


    Mike Vest, executive director of the Addiction Prevention Coalition, at right, chats with someone after speaking at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Hoover Country Club in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.

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