Almost any place I have traveled for An American Mosaic, I hear people talk about this crisis in America. A self inflicted problem. Opioids, made, marketed, and sold in the U.S. by Americans to Americans. Big business, as all addicted drugs are. I was curious about Portsmouth Ohio after reading a very good book, “Dreamland”. So I included it with my trip to West Virginia. I recorded some observations on the Podcast Episode 19. linked below. I also posted a conversation I had in West Texas with a young man who revealed his addiction to Opioids, Podcast Episode 31. A common result of the over prescribing of pain pills. I appreciated his candor and the conversations. It is a good listen. Listen to the Podcasts on Apple Podcasts.