GF - Opioid Abuse Addressed

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What’s billed as a community Call to Action to address the opioid epidemic is scheduled tonight (Thurs) in Grand Forks. Supporters hope the event builds momentum for combating substance abuse and addiction. Council member Sandi Marshall says it’s a difficult problem that needs to be addressed.

Marshall says last year there were 54 deaths in Grand Forks attributed to opioids and 500 overdoses treated by the medical community.

Grand Forks police reported drug/narcotic busts jumped 40-percent in 2016.

The meeting is set to run seven to nine p-m at the Alerus Center.

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