wbirPrescription drug abuse is a problem of epidemic proportions here in the U.S. Overdoses from painkillers like hydrocodone and oxycontin now kill more Americans than motor vehicle crashes. Chances are you have a family member, friend, even acquaintance who is living with an addiction.

In an effort to shed more light on the epidemic facing our communities, all this week WBIR will be sharing stories and providing you with information you can use.

Last night, we heard about the story of a daughter and mother who refused to give in to prescription drug abuse and are now giving back. 

These stories will be in the 5:00 news segment and we hope that you will tune into watch (or DVR).



Sneak peek for our Blog followers, tonight’s story will be focusing around the new law around charging pregnant women who abuse prescription drugs illegally. WBIR will go deeper into what the babies with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) go through after birth and what we are doing locally to help this problem.

Thank you WBIR for all the work you put into this series!