In light of recent deaths, we need to face the alarming growth of prescription drug and heroin use in our communities.
Opiate addiction has reached epidemic proportions and is now considered a public health crisis. Nationwide, more people die from drug overdoses than motor vehicle crashes.
I lost my son Andy to this disease May 25th, 2011. He was 33 years old. He left two young boys behind, who we have adopted. Addiction is a disease that affects the whole family. And unlike other chronic diseases, it is shrouded in shame and silence.