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Special coverage: Faces of Addiction

The Local 4 Defenders and Good Health's Dr. Frank McGeorge team up to bring attention to the Faces of Addiction.

You can watch all of the reports as they run here:

A local woman is sharing her story in the hopes it helps others who are facing what she went through.

Watch: Macomb woman starring as face of addiction

Karen Drew takes us inside one school that is determined to make students and parents understand the dangers of prescription drugs – bringing in former addicts to interact with the students.

Watch: School steps up to issue warning

Local 4 News First at 4 p.m.

Karen Drew highlights Gov. Rick Snyder's new task force on addiction.

Watch: State of Michigan has new task force to battle addiction

 

Local 4 News at 5 p.m.

Karen Drew reports on student athletes at the top of their game -- on the playing field and academically -- find their world spiraling down after being exposed to prescription pills.

Watch: Athletes and prescription painkillers

 

Local 4 News at 5:30 p.m.

Dr. McGeorge looks at the success of using Narcan in Oakland County.

Watch: Narcan program saves lives

 

Local 4 News at 6 p.m.

Keeping the addiction from starting, – Karen Drew looks at how some dentists are changing the way they do business, especially when it comes to pulling your child's wisdom teeth. It's a wake-up call for patients and parents of patients who are prescribed narcotic painkillers.

Watch: Dentists changing painkiller policies

Local 4 News at 11 p.m.

When we think of addicts, we might think of younger adults or teenagers, but seniors are misusing narcotic painkillers. Karen Drew looks at what people should take notice of with their own parents, their behaviors and the drugs they're using.

Phone back and web chat on ClickOnDetroit.com

From 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Staff from the Brighton Center for Recovery and Families Against Narcotics will be answering phone calls and questions online.