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Mother taking a stand against opioids

A mother is using her tragedy to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2018 5:21 PM
Updated: Feb. 8, 2018 5:28 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — An Indiana mother is using her tragedy to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic.

Becky Savage lost her sons Nick and Jack on the same night to opioids. Now she's working with Senator Joe Donnelly to try and end similar tragedies.

The 21st Century Cares Act provided the state with $11 million for addiction treatment services, but Donnelly said more needs to be done.

He said $4 billion in federal funding is being approved for addiction treatment services in the US.

Savage said she will continue advocating for her sons.

"Every crowd that I talk to, there are kids out there that are unsure or unaware," said Savage."I keep thinking that if Nick and Jack may have heard a story like theirs before, they would have made a better choice that night."

Savage said she would like to see a nationwide campaign to increase the awareness of the dangers of prescription drugs.

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