New Bill Proposes Mandatory Opioid Abuse Education In High Schools

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A new bill requiring high schools to teach opioid abuse prevention is headed to a full House Education and Public Works committee for approval.

A subcommittee passed the bill yesterday afternoon. Since there isn't much time left in the session, the bill will most likely be passed next year.

Representative Eric Bedingfield is sponsoring the proposal because he lost his son to a drug overdose.

 Bedingfield hopes that with education, fewer young people will lose their lives to opioid abuse.


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