No longer ‘Mayberry’ : A small Ohio city fights an epidemic of self-destruction - The Washington Post
Residents often blame the drug problem on “the 23 pipeline,” a reference to Route 23. The highway brings in dealers from Columbus and Detroit to the north. To the south is Portsmouth, on the Ohio River. Once famous for shoe factories, Portsmouth is now better known as the setting of “Dreamland,” the acclaimed book by Sam Quinones that described how the proliferation of pain clinics (known as “pill mills”) helped create the opioid epidemic.