COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Overdose death is taking more lives in a year than auto accidents.
"I didn't know how strong the addiction is."
What's being done to turn anguish into awareness?
News Leader 9's Jason Dennis takes a deep look into opioid addiction and its stranglehold on the Chattahoochee Valley and across the country.
In our 5-part special report Ending the Epidemic, we discover what's behind the surging growth of prescription pill addiction, what it takes to save an addict and the president's plan on stopping addiction.
You can watch all five episodes NOW on WTVM.com by clicking here, and join us each weeknight, beginning May 9 at 11 p.m. ET for each episode. You can also view all five episodes and stories in the News Leader 9 mobile app by tapping on the "Ending the Epidemic" tab.
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