In part 4 of our series on the opioid crisis in Appalachia, we talk to Rev. Paul Bennett. Rev. Bennett is a native West Virginian and Episcopal priest in Portsmouth, Ohio. We talk to Paul about breaking the stigma of addiction and normalizing harm reduction within the faith community, showing love and compassion to those struggling with substance use disorder, and how the War on Drugs was a terrible idea. This episode has it all!
Intro music: "Red, White, and American Blues" by David Morris. https://open.spotify.com/artist/23Pb3oXBOQj9WEziS6laUW?si=KFhFW1fpTsCw9OT7lvpvNg&nd=1
01:57 - Intro - Sen. Rand Paul: America's worst doctor?
16:12 - New neighbors
16:49 - Interview with Rev. Paul Bennett
50:37 - Impossible Beef with Big John
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