It seems an epidemic is sweeping not just our communities, but our country. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention brings more bad news for the nation’s continued fight against the opioid epidemic. Data from hospital emergency departments show a big increase in drug overdoses across the country.
According to the study, which examined data from 16 states, emergency department visits for suspected opioid overdoses jumped 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017. This is where my guest this week comes in. Katie Donovan is a mother who was searching for answers when her own daughter became addicted to drugs.