US Launches War Against Opioid and Heroin Addiction
The U.S. is suffering through an unprecedented wave of opioid and prescription drug abuse. Every day, an average of 91 Americans die from an opioid-related overdose. In this special series, "America's Opioid Crisis," VOA examines the epidemic destroying lives and ravaging communities. VOA's Chris Simkins begins our series with a report on the magnitude of the problem.