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Hoosier Boy Who Lost Dad To Overdose Teaches Others To Avoid Drugs

“Some days I feel bad, some days I feel sad, It’s just a roller coaster of emotions.”

Twelve-year-old Avery Elmore lost his dad to a heroin overdose in May of this year.

“It has been five months but it doesn’t even feel that long,” Elmore says. “I wanted to go to the drug dealers and confront them but my mom said that wasn’t OK. The only way I can get it out is by speaking.”

A Hoosier boy who lost a parent to a drug overdose is turning his negative experience into a positive learning experience for other Indiana residents. As IPR’s Britney Ermon reports, he spoke in Anderson this weekend to teach people more about the opioid public health crisis. “Some days I fe

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