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Opioid Abuse

Opioid Abuse

Posted: Wed Apr 25 17:36:04 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Apr 25 17:36:05 PDT 2018

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out all of the stops in their fight against the opioid epidemic. wtva's shante sumpter has more on what they plan to do this weekend. std." sheriffjimjohnsonsaysopioids is the largest problem faced innarcoticstoday. a big issue is most forms can be filled in places like this legally. while they effective, that can be addictive and sometimes get into the wrong hands. that's where this fight begins. even if it's legal,even if you got it legal, even if you're not someone involving in the cartel it can get into the hands of the wrong people or even children sheriff jim johnson says fridaythelee county sheriff's departmentwill take all old prescriptions no questions asked...anotherstep closer to fight opiod addiction you got a lot of players involvedyou got nurses, doctors, clinics on every corner and it's a necessary item to fight pain. hesaysthe problemstarts whensome people who need the medicineforpain, misuse, or become addicted to that feeling..untilthey start shopping forit.... i think theavailabilityof it is where we've got tostart. bythe time lawenforcementgets it you got the addict, the criminalactivity, we're reacting. what happens most of the times with kids they find them in the house and say a doctor wrote then theyhave tobe safe, they get addicted and it rolls into a bigger problem the sheriff adds even if you have one bottle of pills, that's one last chance it'll get into the wrong hands. other agencies across our viewing area will have drop offs as well. you can find that information on our website wtva.com. in tupelo ss wtva 9 news. we're getting a look at
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