“Small Town Strong will change the way America sees, feels and responds to addiction. We explore how
Portsmouth, Ohio changed what was once a “them” problem to an “us” solution.”
-Chase Millsap, co-director
Realizing no one is coming to save them from a growing opioid crisis, the people of Portsmouth Ohio, led by Army veteran Dale King, band together to create real change. Their unorthodox strategy takes on addiction and recovery through fitness, fueled by the energy and community of Dale’s gym.
The documentary is co-directed by brothers Chase and Spencer Millsap (National Geographic- The Captain’s Story). Executive Producers are Maile Gerken Millsap (The Big Bang Theory),
Dale King, Sharon Schindel
and J. David Harden.
Small Town Strong on
the Kelly Clarkson Show.
A new documentary captures how an exercise community helps people dealing with addiction- and offers an example for churches.
The documentary follows Army vet Dale King's efforts to help people recover via CrossFit classes and community.
Sarah Wilson is telling her story on a sunny summer day in 2022, during a break in a CrossFit competition in downtown Portsmouth, Ohio.
The opioid epidemic devastated Portsmouth, Ohio, but a former Army Captain is trying to bring it back --- one burpee at a time.
Small Town Strong, a feature documentary about the comeback of a small Ohio town facing a growing opioid crisis, has been acquired by Nacelle for distribution. The docu is produced by Pono Productions and Nacelle.
In 2020, approximately 11 Ohioans died every single day of an accidental opioid overdose. A new documentary, Small Town Strong, documents the journey.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) - When an Army Intelligence Officer returned to his hometown of Portsmouth in 2007, he saw the devastation caused by the opioid epidemic. After serving two tours in Iraq, he brought those skills home and put them to use.
By putting a human face to a major struggle, King and his team hope that the opioid epidemic will stop being known as an “us versus them” issue.
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