On this West Virginia Morning, we begin an occasional series we’re calling Recovery Stories –– conversations from the heart of the nation’s opioid crisis. Today, we meet Dayton, Ohio-native Andre Lewis and his friend and recovery sponsor, William Roberts. William works in social services in Dayton and is a church pastor with nearly three decades in recovery himself. As Andre explains in this story, he first met William at a treatment program for struggling addicts.
Recovery Stories is part of a special collaboration between West Virginia Public Broadcasting and Ohio public radio station WYSO. The series is produced by Jess Mador. For more, visit wyso.org.
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