The rise of overdose deaths has taken a heavy toll in the Fayette and Mon Valley communities and nationwide. In this video documentary, families share their different stories of losing a loved one and living with the aftermath of an opioid addiction. Herald-Standard visual journalist Thalia Juarez teamed up with reporters Alyssa Choiniere and Mike Tony to bring you the first installment of a monthly series on the devastating after-effects of a drug overdose on the community.

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