Surprised by a growing epidemic of heroin and pain killer abuse, state officials held a summit meeting today to talk about why 900 Virginians lost their lives to opiate-based drugs last year and what should be done about it.
Honesty Liller was not the girl you’d expect to be a heroin addict. She grew-up in a middle-class household near Richmond in a two-parent family, graduated from high school at 16 and had an after school job. She also started drinking and using drugs at the age of 12.
It's not often that the public hears of a positive outcome from a mass social media movement, but a Fredericksburg boy battling cancer has been given a second chance after his community issued a call for help.
Josh Hardy's school principal describes how their community rallied to support the family and convince a pharmaceutical company to answer that call.