National Overdose Day in West Palm Beach honors lives taken by opioid crisis with march

Local West Palm Beach residents marched to remember the hundreds of people who have died from a drug overdose here in Palm Beach County.

The Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition says young adults are the majority dying from the synthetic opioid crisis.

“The opioid epidemic is really hitting south Florida hard just like it is every else in the country, with nearly or excuse me, over 1400 overdoses in Palm Beach County alone and several of those, several hundred of those leading to death,” said Micah Robbins, Special Projects Director of the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition.

The health community is calling an opioid epidemic, and on Wednesday West Palm Beach came out to raise awareness, holding up a banner with each name read and written across representimg a life gone too soon because of a drug overdose.

 

(Photo courtesy of WPTV)

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