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How can Dayton fix opioid epidemic? Tell us what you think

The Dayton region is now known, as much as anything, as the epicenter of the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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The impact of the epidemic has scarred the community in many ways – its image, a generation of children growing up in addicted households, community resources to fight addiction and crime. On today’s front page, staff writer Katie Wedell kicks off a new project – we’re calling it the Path Forward — in which this newspaper will seek solutions to guide our community through this and other important issues we face.

Dayton Fire Department Addiction Resource Liaison/EMT Amy Dunkin, right, watches a man she just revived with Narcan walk out of the Dayton medic unit on North Keowee Street. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer

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