Emily Walden's son, TJ, was prescribed opioids throughout his childhood during a series of operations. But he became addicted only once he started using OxyContin and moved on to the similar drug - Opana. He was a 21-year-old member of the Kentucky National Guard when he died of an opioid overdose four years later. Now Ms. Walden is the chairwoman of The Fed Up! Coalition with the mission to call for immediate, comprehensive and sustained Federal action to end the opioid addiction pandemic.
Also In Season 4
Jeannie and Marcus Marshall - Keys to Recovery Newspaper
Peter Canning - Saving Lives as a Paramedic and Learning a Lesson About Drug Addiction
Dr. Roneet Lev- First Chief Medical Officer, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Julie Weintraub - Addiction and Domestic Abuse - A Deadly Combination