Recovering opioid addict determined to help put dent in tribe’s epidemic

After years struggling with opioid addiction, Samantha Brawley, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, travels in and around the Cherokee Indian Reservation where she offers support to people struggling with addiction.
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After years struggling with opioid addiction, Samantha Brawley, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, travels in and around the Cherokee Indian Reservation where she offers support to people struggling with addiction.

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