Opioid abuse: Have you had ‘the talk’ with your family?

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National Safety Council President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman is urging families to sit down and “have the talk” about drug abuse – specifically opioid prescription abuse. In a blog post featured on the Huffington Post, Hersman states that “Opioid prescription painkillers like Vicodin, Oxycontin and Percocet account for more drug overdoses each year than heroin and cocaine combined, killing 44 people every day.” She goes on to say that the nation’s “opioid crisis did not happen overnight, and it will not go away that quickly.” Have the talk tonight, and make it count, Hersman said.