First lady calls opioids 'worst drug crisis' in US history

First lady Melania Trump speaks during a town hall meeting on opioid addiction at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Photo: AP/Steve Helber
First lady Melania Trump speaks during a town hall meeting on opioid addiction at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.

November 28, 2018 10:14 AM

First lady Melania Trump is calling the opioid epidemic the "worst drug crisis in American history" and says she is struck by how it has touched the lives of so many people.

Mrs. Trump is speaking Wednesday about the crisis at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She says the stigma of shame must be lifted from addiction and calls for more public discussion about it so people can get help.

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