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It started with pain medication prescribed by a doctor.
Ionia County Community Mental Health is joining a new local initiative that will support and provide resources to families and friends of people struggling with addiction, and to recovering addicts.
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Families Against Narcotics President Judge Linda Davis, Gary Schafer and Kenny Spear appear on MI Healthy Mind to share their stories.
Young woman talks about fighting the demons of heroin addiction
Families Against Narcotics, a grassroots movement to eradicate drug abuse,
Heroin use in the United States has grown at an "alarming rate," resulting in double the overdose deaths between 2011 and 2013, according to a new report produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.
Former multisport high school star Montano died of an overdose after hiding his relapse from his parents, Bo and JoAnn.
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the creation of a task force focused on addressing the growing prescription drug and opioid problem in Michigan, chaired by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.

"Prescription drug and opioid addiction has quadrupled the number of unintentional drug deaths in our state since 1999 and we must come together to reverse this trend before more Michiganders are hurt," Calley said.
An unconscious known heroin addict didn't die thanks to a deputy who administered a dose of naloxone to reverse the overdose, sparing the 37-year-old's life during an emergency call at a home in Mt. Clemens.
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