A circle of patients gathered for group therapy at a McKenzie, Tn., doctor’s office could well represent the face of the state’s opioid epidemic. They were in a small city in a rural county, fertile ground for prescription drug addiction. They were young or middle-aged and ranged from blue-collar workers to businesspeople. They said painkillers prescribed after accidents or injuries paved the way to their dependence on opioids. They also were all white, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!