Overdose Awareness Day [Townsquare Sunday]
How deadly is the Opioid Crisis in the United States? In 2017, more than 61,000 people died from drug overdoses, many from prescription opioid medications. Over the past few years, prescription drug overdoses have taken a deadly toll on the Southcoast. August 31 is International Opioid Awareness Day. Reverend David Lima, Executive Minister of the Inter-Church Council and Connie Rocha-Mimoso of Seven Hills Behavioral Services talk about the work being done in New Bedford to stop overdose deaths, and what we all can do to help.
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With additional reporting by Mikayla Nogueira