West Michigan Week

Michigan’s Opioid Crisis #3805

Season 38 Episode 5 | 26m 46s

The opioid crisis is here in your community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says “Prescription Painkiller Overdoses are a Public Health Epidemic.” More people died of an overdose in 2016 -- more than died in the entire Vietnam War. We’ll discuss how the trend of overprescribed opioid painkillers has led to their abuse - and - the abuse of illicit drugs like heroin.

Aired: 04/04/18

Rating: NR

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