Opioid addiction continues its grip on the western part of North Carolina. In fact, it’s getting worse during the pandemic after a couple years of decline. In Wilkes County, there are now new resources thanks to a woman who nearly died herself.

This story is part of a larger special, A View from the Mountains.  You can see it Wednesday, March 3 at 8 p.m.  It will also replace on Saturday, March 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 7 at 1 p.m.