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RIDING OD ROAD

Glenn Jeffries injects himself with a mix of heroin and fentanyl one final time before heading to a drug rehab center on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Jeffries lives on the 100 block of Santron Avenue in Carrick, the city neighborhood hardest hit by the opioid epidemic. He says he's been using opiates for about three years. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette) For use with the project "Life and Death on Santron Avenue."
Drugs kill more people in Carrick than in any other place in Pittsburgh. Why here? Why now?

A team from the Post-Gazette spent months asking these questions. Read and watch their in-depth special report on how the opioid crisis is hammering this neighborhood and what, if anything, the people of this community can do about it.

■ NEW: Riding OD Road: Life and Death on Santron Avenue

■ EXPLORE: Riding OD Road: How an unassuming city neighborhood became the overdose capital of the region.


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