According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention, drug overdose deaths continue to increase in the United States, and the majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of 10) involve opioid misuse. CDC data indicate 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose (that includes prescription opioids and heroin). A panel discussion focusing on opioid abuse was held on June 29. Two officers from Gardner Police Department attended.  http://gardnernews.com/prescription-pill-abuse-increases-locally/ Submitted photo