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Part Five: Drugs

Living on the outside in Chattanooga is always a challenge. On 11th Street, those daily challenges are further exacerbated by very potent drugs. For many people living on 11th Street, it’s hard to resist a drug that promises to ease their daily pain. Fentanyl—an analgesic 50 times as potent as heroin and 100 times as potent as morphine, according to the DEA—is everywhere on 11th street.

Richard Winham joined WUTC five years after the station began broadcasting to the Chattanooga area and the Tennessee Valley.