Fil-Am California Congressman TJ Cox joined the calls to end opioid abuse, as social media giant Facebook launched its stop opioid silence campaign on Tuesday.
“The fact is opioids kill more people than car accidents. And across the country, every 11 minutes, opioids claim another American life,” he says in a Facebook video.
Facebook teamed up with the Partnership for Drug Free Kids and Center on Addiction to build the anti-stigma campaign.
It hopes to reach people struggling with opioid addiction to remind them that they are not alone and encourage them to share their stories.
Cox said in 2017 alone, close to two thousand two hundred Californians died of an opioid overdose.