Opioid crisis in America, Wisconsin one of those hit the worst

It's all too common, to see families torn apart by opioid overdose deaths.

Lisa and Greg Manning, said they lost their son to an opioid overdose.

"When I went through the door, he was crouched over his bed, it looked like he was tying his shoes almost..." said Lisa Manning.

A national drug crisis, from  1999 to 2015, 183,000 people have died from opioid overdoses, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

President Trump said, this is a "national health emergency..."

One of the hardest hit, is Wisconsin.

"The opiate, the opioid epidemic has really been increasing, at a terrible pace you know over the last decade," said Jason Weber, a community liaison officer for the Fox Cross Police Dept, "I've gotten to a point that it's been weekly if not a daily occurrence, we're running into some form of heroin, be it possession of heroin, possession of paraphernalia."

The CDC stated Naloxone, or Narcan reverses the effects of opiates on the central nervous system. It's either injected or sprayed into each nostril.

Fox Crossing officers have been equipped with Narcan since the summer of 2017.

If you know anyone in need of help from opioid addiction, contact 877-969-2116 or 844-229-2468, anonymously.


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