Obama Makes Fighting Drug Abuse A Top Priority For His Last Months
It's Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, according to the Obama administration. But why now?By Lindsay Gloor | September 19, 2016
The Obama Administration announced that this week is Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. It's an effort to educate the general public about the issue and urge Congress to provide more funding for treatment.
A White House memo stated the awareness week would include more than 250 events, including a roundtable discussion with families affected by heroin and opioid addictions.