At upwards of $60 billion dollars a year, the social cost of the opioid epidemic in America is twice the entire Missouri state budget.
The overdose death rate in the U.S. is greater than entire population of Jefferson City.
Those are some of the reasons ABC 17 News is hosting “Battling the Opioid Crisis: A Town Hall Meeting” next Thursday night.
Branden Rathert from 93.9 The Eagle will co-host the event with ABC 17’s Marissa Hollowed.
As our guest for “This Week,” Branden tells us he is no stranger problems of the opioid epidemic.
Watch the interview here and catch the town hall meeting Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m. on KMIZ.