KIMT News 3 - The opioid epidemic is a growing problem across the country, including in our area.
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, in 2016, more than 42,000 Americans died from overdosing on opioids.
That's an average of 116 people a day. That same year, more than 11 million Americans misused prescription opioids and 2 million had an opioid use disorder.
If you or someone you know is battling opioid addiction, there are plenty of resources out there for help: