Will Lockwood, 25, overdosed four times in a three-year period. He's stayed clean the last two and now works as a peer coach for The Lifehouse, a faith-based recovery center that helped him get sober.
Rocky Meadows was 21 when his addiction led to his first arrest. He'd be arrested 36 more times, leading to 10 years behind bars. Meadows has been sober for nearly eight years and started The Lifehouse to help addicts like him.
Jay Turley, 33, and Will Lockwood sit in one of The Lifehouse's recovery homes. The Lifehouse serves 60 men and 35 women in Huntington. Lockwood mentors men like Turley who desperately want to quit.
Christian Weaver, 22, sits outside one of The Lifehouse facilities. Weaver was among those who overdosed on August 15. Homeless, he sought Meadows' help four days later. He wants to get clean but struggles with heroin's grip.
John Witlatch sits on the porch of a Lifehouse home. He is in the second month of recovery.
Witlatch shows off a tattoo he says signifies his hatred toward his addiction: a syringe piercing the head of the devil.
James Blevins, 28, has "Game Over" tattooed on his eyelids. Blevins has been sober for four months and lives in one of The Lifehouse recovery homes in Huntington.
The rates of heroin addiction affect men and women equally in Huntington, health officials say. Here, women gather in the kitchen where they prepare dinner for each other at a Lifehouse facility.
Pregnant with her second child, Ashley Bowen strives to kick her addiction. In the early stages of recovery, she lives in a Lifehouse center for women.