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Abuse is devastating in Appalachia

March 11, 2012
By CATHY BROWNFIELD - Family Recovery Center , Salem News

Which problem came first, economic depression or substance abuse? Does anyone even know the answer to that question? As the economy has suffered over the long term since the Economic Malaise of the early 1980s, has substance abuse become more of a problem? Recent reports say that "there is a growing concern that substance abuse is eroding the economic and social fabric of the Appalachian Region," according to the Appalachian Regional Commission's (ARC) Online Research Center.



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