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Tillis: Addiction crisis requires unified support in Congress

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There’s a sobering reality confronting North Carolina and the rest of the nation: Addiction to opioids has been skyrocketing and is now at the point of being a full-blown epidemic.

In 2014, 1,358 North Carolinians died from drug overdoses. To put that into context, it’s more than the number of North Carolinians who died in automobile accidents.

For far too long, the conventional thinking was that drug addiction was a choice made by criminals who are already intent on destroying their lives and others’. However, we now know that couldn’t be further from the truth.

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what is the difference?

So when crack was running rampant in the 80's is was lock-em up. Now that oxy and heroin has reached the white picket fences of suburbia now its rehab and counseling.. chile please. LOCK EM UP!!!!!!!

When the blacks got hooked on crack

Tommyboy was: lockem up! Now it's an addiction crisis cause by his buddies in the pharmaceutical industry flooding the market with oxy. If it wasn't so sad it would be funny

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