Saving a Generation: The New Face of Drug Addiction

Saving a Generation: The New Face of Drug Addiction

There is a new face to drug addiction. In many cases, people around us are suffering without others even realizing. Special Agent for the DEA Stan Jones said, reflecting on the nation’s opioid addiction crisis, “At some point, if this doesn’t stop, we will lose a significant part of a generation of people.”

Happening Thursday, May 17, 2018, THV11 is hosting an event at CALS Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock with a special-edition screening of "Saving A Generation: The New Face of Drug Addiction," a THV11 Special Presentation.

President Trump to declare opioid crisis a national emergency

(CNN)President Donald Trump said Thursday that his administration plans to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency, a designation that would offer states and federal agencies more resources and power to combat the epidemic.

"The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I am saying, officially, right now, it is an emergency. It's a national emergency," Trump said at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. "We're going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis.

"We are going to draw it up, and we are going to make it a national emergency. It is a serious problem the likes of which we have never had."

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