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A Coal Miner's Story of Addiction and Recovery

Clip: Season 45 Episode 12 | 3m 36s | Video has closed captioning.

After crushing his leg in a mining accident, West Virginia resident Jasen Edwards was prescribed painkillers. He became addicted––and lost his job and marriage as a result. But today, Jasen’s on the road to recovery.

Aired: 09/25/18

Rating: NR

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