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Dozens share ways opioids have affected their lives

Dozens share ways opioids have affected their lives
Dozens share ways opioids have affected their lives
Posted at 3:53 AM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 22:59:43-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The American opioid crisis is only part of an overall drug abuse emergency.

Opioids include prescription painkillers, heroin and Fentanyl.

Monday night dozens of people gathered at the Leroy Collins Public Library to share their personal stories of how opioids have affected their lives.

They brainstormed ideas on how city resources could help with treatment.

Options ranged from treatment centers and distributing overdose combating medicine to those at risk.

At the end of the event, those in attendance answered a survey where they could go into detail and explain the ideas and opinions they shared.

Officials say they will be putting those responses together to share with legislators.

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