Detroit Red Wings broadcaster Ken Daniels to join conversation on opioid abuse

Ken Daniels and Dr. Tony Colucci wish to prevent familial tragedies

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NOVI, Mich. – Famed Detroit Red Wings broadcaster Ken Daniels will be joined by the team's physician Dr. Tony Colucci at Novi High School to speak about opioid abuse. 

The presentation will run Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Novi High School's Fuerst Auditorium. It's estimated that more than 500 people will attend the free presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session about addiction and the dangers of over-prescribing medications. 

Daniels has released a new book, "If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Red Wings," and is currently using the tour to help families prevent the same heartbreak he's felt since last year when his son died of an opioid overdose.

Colucci has been the Red Wing's physican since 1989 and is a member of the NHL Team Physician Society, serving on several committees.

Colucci believes doctors must restrict opioids to extreme circumstances where pain accompanies an injury or surgery for 48 to 72 hours. After this period, the patient should transition to non-narcotic painkillers, according to Colucci.

Signed copies of Daniel's book will be available for $20, with $3 of each sale going to the Novi Athletic Boosters. They are only accepting cash.