Fox 17 News Town Hall: The battle against opioids

(Fox 17 News)

Fox 17 News is hosting a Town Hall focusing on the battle against opioids.

The Tennessee Department of Health said the state hit a record high in the number of overdose deaths in 2016. The opioid epidemic has been sweeping the nation, prompting President Donald Trump to proclaim the week starting on Sept. 23 as "Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week."

The round table discussion will be streamed live on Facebook and on from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 20.

Fox 17 News Anchor Scott Couch will be joined by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Metro Police Captain Mike Alexander and John Mabry, the director of public outreach for Addiction Campuses. Mabry is one a half years sober.

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