A presidential proclamation makes this week Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week.
In 2014, 78 Americans per day died from an opioid-related overdoses. Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli said that needs to stop.
"And the best way to do that right now is for Congress to provide the $1.1 billion in funding President Obama requested, which would help states expand their prevention, treatment and recovery support services," Botticelli said.
Oklahoma stands to benefit greatly from that funding.