Opioid Special: portrayal of addiction could be part of the solution


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN)– Drug addiction can affect anyone in any walk of life, but that’s not always how addicts are portrayed. And, experts say that’s part of the problem.

In movies, drug abusers are often depicted as grungy, unintelligent or living on the streets but in real life, it can show a very different picture.

“Me being willing to let go of everything in my old life was what saved my life,” said Dayton Resident Chelsa Lawhorn.