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INTERVIEW: Recovering Addict Brad Blount On A Dark Time, And How He Escaped It
By: WBHM-FM 90.3's Dan Carsen


Brad Blount, 24, in his house in Vestavia Hills.
Photo by Dan Carsen.

90.3 WBHM Vestavia Hills-- Heroin use is on the rise in Alabama. In Jefferson County alone, reported overdose deaths doubled between 2013 and 2014. And contrary to old stereotypes, the drug doesn't respect race, class, or neighborhood boundaries. Brad Blount of Vestavia Hills is proof. He's from a solid family in that well-heeled suburb, but in this first part of WBHM's coverage of the issue, the 24-year-old tells reporter Dan Carsen that despite his advantages, his life took a dark turn:

Click here to listen to the six-minute on-air interview.

Click here to listen to the extended 24-minute interview.

~ Dan Carsen, March 10, 2015

All of Dan's education reporting can be found here.

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