On this episode, Rod, Gena and Steve take a look at the origins of the opioid epidemic in America from ground zero: Appalachia. Our area was the initial target for the introduction of these highly addictive painkillers, and we tell you just exactly why that was. Thanks for listening. We're available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, the Podbean App or on your own favorite podcast app. We are also on Twitter @myappalachia, where we invite you to share with us your ideas for future topics. We've had a ton of suggestions, so be looking for episodes involving transportation and the Coalfield Expressway, politics, both national and local, and many others. Tell your friends about us!