Attorney General Roy Cooper talks drug abuse to students

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The number of fatal drug overdoses in North Carolina is on the rise and students in Pitt County are learning how to combat the growing problem.

Attorney General Roy Cooper visited D.H. Conley Monday to raise more awareness about the growing issue.  Cooper says opioids, killed more people in the state in 20-10 than alcohol, cocaine and heroin combined. The school lost two students to drug overdoses so far this year.

“You think that just taking it once and it won’t cause any harm but you just get one drug and you keep on doing it and then you are addicted,” Chloe Sepulveda said.

Students are encouraged to create a 30 second PSA on teen prescription drug abuse. The winner will receive an apple iPad.

Head over to http://www.ncdoj.gov/stoprxabuse.aspx and complete the application and release form and submit them along with a transcript of the video. Entries will be accepted until April 18th.

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