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Dayton woman takes in sister's 5 kids as addiction plagues her family

Don't miss our special report on FOX45 News at 10, Monday night, May 14.

(WRGT) - The opioid epidemic is taking lives all across the country and right here in the Miami Valley.

But the victims of the epidemic aren't just those who suffer fatal overdoses. Children are being robbed of their mother, their father and in many cases, their childhood.

However, in the midst of the deadly epidemic, one Dayton woman is taking it upon herself to make sure some of the kids affected by it grow up in a loving home. In a special report you'll only see on FOX45, Adam Aaro sits down with Cheyene Carlton, who at just 23-years-old is taking on a huge responsibility. "There was nights when I'd go to sleep crying because I was so upset and worried about what's going to happen to them before I got custody," she tells FOX45. Carlton opens up about taking in her nephews and niece as their mother fights to get clean. "I was so close with the kids that I could not imagine them being put into foster care. I could not do that to them."

Hear how addiction and drugs have plagued her family and the message she wants to share with others who may have grown up in the same type of environment. Don't miss our special report on FOX45 News at 10, Monday night, May 14.

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