Opioid Addiction: Pathway of a Potent Killer

Opioid Addiction: Pathway of a Potent Killer


(LEX) 10 ON YOUR SIDE IS INVESTIGATING WHAT DOCTORS IN VIRGINIA ARE CALLING A MAJOR EPIDEMIC – THE RAPID INCREASE IN DEATHS AND ADDICTION CONNECTED WITH OPIOIDS. ALL THIS MONTH, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER CHRIS HORNE WILL LOOK AT SEVERAL ANGLES. WHY PEOPLE ARE GETTING ADDICTED? IT’S NOT FROM THE STREETS BUT FROM THEIR MEDICINE CABINETS. WE’LL TELL YOU HOW A YOUNG VIRGINIA BEACH WOMAN DIED AFTER SHE MOVED FROM PAIN PILLS TO HEROIN. TONIGHT WE TRACE THE “PATHWAY OF A POTENT KILLER” — FENTANYL. A HAMPTON MOTHER DESCRIBES WHAT HAPPENED TO HER ADULT SON. PAMELA PERSON MOTHER WE KNOW THERE WAS ALCOHOL. THERE WERE SIGNS OF OPIOIDS – HEROIN, BUT CERTAINLY THE MOST IMPORTANT AND THE MOST SERIOUS WAS THE FENTANYL (LEX) SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO HER SON – AND THE IMPACT FENTANYL IS HAVING SPECIFICALLY HERE IN HAMPTON ROADS – THIS EVENING

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