“Could a new website serve as a way to bring attention to the opioid crisis?
The White House thinks so, as it recently launched a new website called “The Crisis Next Door.” The site aims to collect stories from Americans about how the opioid crisis has affected them
According to CNN, the site’s launch follows President Trump’s statement that his administration would be creating a “large-scale” ad campaign as part of its work to push back against the country’s opioid crisis. The Trump administration is also pushing for harsher consequences for drug traffickers, even putting the death penalty on the table.
Upon opening the website, visitors are met with a message from President Trump, who states, “Stigma, silence and a lack of information prevent us from confronting this crisis as we should. We launch this website to bring together the stories behind the opioid epidemic.”
Visitors are also invited to share their own stories by filling out a form and uploading a video.
The website can be accessed at: https://www.crisisnextdoor.gov/
Source: TheFix.com – April 3, 2018