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Andrea Bruce
The Washington Post

"A Dark Addiction"

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"A Dark Addiction" Many coal miners in the Appalachian Mountains of the United States are addicted to prescription pain medication. The medication is prescribed to them by doctors to help with the chronic back and neck pain that goes hand-in-hand with their profession.

Steam and fire light up the night sky at Jewell Smokeless coke ovens--turning local coal into coke for steel.



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