Ohio State doctoral student pairs music with medicine to spread message against opioid use

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Tork Barayan spent much of his younger life adjusting to new people and new places.

He was born in Saudi Arabia before moving with his family to Montreal at the age of nine. Montreal was a diverse city, full of culture, and a much different setting than his next home of Toledo, Ohio.

“I didn’t fit in in Toledo, but that was okay with me because that was never the goal,” he said.

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