Opioid And Heroin Awareness Week Proclaimed By President Obama

President Obama is putting the spotlight on the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.

He's proclaimed this "Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemics Week".

The president said opioid use disorder is a disease that touches many families around our nation, but the victims are oftentimes stigmatized which keeps them from getting the help they need.

Overdoses from heroin and prescription opioid drugs have almost quadrupled over the past seventeen years.

Segment Sponsored By: Mercy Health Systems

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