Local agency gets $3 million grant to reduce opioid deaths

WVUE - As deaths from opioid drugs outpace homicides in New Orleans, a local agency is in a position to assist more people struggling with addiction.

"This is not something that is just going to go away on a wish or a whim, it requires aggressive interventions by people who understand the disease of addiction and who are capable of working with that very difficult population,” said Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham, executive director and medical director of the Metropolitan Human Services District.