Prescription pills you no longer need? Get rid of them to help fight the opioid epidemic, recovering addict says

The Advocate - Anthony Pierre, a recovering opioid addict who has been clean for more than a year, pleaded Thursday night for people who have unused and unneeded prescription pills in their homes to get rid of them because of how easily they can make others spiral into addiction.

Pierre was one of many who spoke at a "fighting the opioid abuse epidemic" town hall that Capital Area Human Services hosted at BREC's headquarters. Around 60 people attended. A panel, which included Pierre, discussed the high rates of opioid usage in Louisiana, where there are more opioid prescriptions than there are residents.