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Coalition Formed To Raise Awareness of Opioid Addiction and Death

September is National Recovery Month, and a group of leading Richmond area organizations have formed a coalition to fight one of the most potentially deadly drugs of them all.

The Centers for Disease Control says more people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than any other year on record, and most were from opioids.

VCU, along with other area health systems, law enforcement agencies, prevention organizations, counseling services, and pharmaceutical industry leaders, have formed the first-ever alliance to raise awareness and provide help.

Look for multiple outreach programs all this month.