President Barack Obama said America must change the way it deals with opioid addiction.
Opioids are a group of drugs that block pain. They include common prescription drugs like Vicodin and oxycodone, as well as heroin. They can be highly addictive and, when used improperly, can result in death from overdose. North Fulton County has been part of a recent nationwide spike in overdose deaths — heroin deaths there spiked from four in 2010 to 77 in 2014, according to the county district attorney.READ MORE