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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
To raise awareness of prescription opioid abuse and overdose, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched Rx Awareness, its first prescription opioid overdose prevention campaign. The Rx Awareness campaign tells the real stories of people whose lives were torn apart by prescription opioids. The goal of the campaign is to increase awareness that prescription opioids can be addictive and dangerous. Visit this site to find materials and resources to increase awareness of the opioid epidemic.
Source: National Safety Council
The newest video from the National Safety Council shows the stark reality of America's opioid crisis brought to life. 22,000 people died last year from opioid overdoses and each one of them has a face, each one has a story. Watch this impactful and moving video that tells the story of people who are battling and who have lost their battle to this crippling addiction.
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