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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sits down with recovering addicts in Dayton

FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. An Ohio family says they learned just 20 minutes before dinner this week that a planned mystery guest would be Zuckerberg. He dined Friday, April 29 with the Moore family in Newton Falls, Ohio, about 55 miles southeast of Cleveland. Zuckerberg announced on Facebook in January that he was challenging himself to visit people in all 50 states. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat down with recovering addicts in the Miami Valley April 29, as well as the people helping them get treatment.

In a Facebook post, he said he spoke with a man whose first thought when he saw someone overdose was how to find the person's dealer so he could get better stuff, and another woman said she was forced to give up her kids because she needed the feeling of getting high more.

Zuckerberg said treating an epidemic like the one hitting the Miami Valley is difficult, and that a big part of recovery is to surround yourself with people who are positive influences and will help you avoid situations wher eyou might relapse.


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