New program 'Rides to Recovery' in Oakland County will help battle opioid crisisa

WXYZPublished: October 26, 2017
Published: October 26, 2017

It may be the deadliest ongoing battle our nation has fought in recent times, but it’s not a common enemy or one that needs to “fight back.” When it comes to the war on drugs, specifically opioids, some may argue that the wounds are self-inflicted; but you won’t find anyone who says it doesn’t warrant a fight. Since 1999, deaths linked to opioids have quadrupled — that’s both prescription painkillers and street drugs like heroin. Back in August President Trump noted that the opioid threat was out of control. In a meeting with now-departed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price the President detailed his own concerns, noting that it didn’t matter who you were: addiction could hit anywhere. o

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