President Donald Trump addressed the opioid epidemic at the State of The Union Address.
In 2016, we lost 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses. 174 deaths per day. Seven per hour. We must get much tougher on drug dealers and pushers if we are going to succeed against this scourge.
My administration is committed to fighting the drug epidemic and helping get treatment for those in need, for those who have been so terribly hurt. The struggle will be long and will be difficult. But as Americans always do, in the end, we will succeed. We will prevail.
— President Trump
Thank you Mr. President, for working on the opioid epidemic. Lets work together to save lives.
— Sharon Blair
Jennifer Reynolds Mother
The Jennifer Act