Portsmouth business ‘lifting’ the burden of opioid epidemic

A man from Portsmouth returned home after serving in the military, faced with a new battle.(WSAZ)

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) - The pandemic has created hardship for many Americans and their families. For those already struggling with addiction, the weight of the burden can feel overwhelming.

One business owner in Portsmouth is helping to carry the load in his hometown.

After spending years serving his country, Dale King returned to Portsmouth to find a new battle raging close to home.

“We kind of created this problem of addiction here in southern Ohio,” King said. “Now we kind of think we have a pretty good model of how to solve it.”