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‘When You Are Ready’ campaign aims to end substance abuse crisis

Aug. 21, 2021 at 7:50 PM CDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - In 2020 East Baton Rouge Coroner’s Office reported over 200 accidental overdoses. As of August 16, 2021, the number of fatal overdoses is already up to 169, but there is hope to change that.

Folks from the capital region, like Meredith Darden and Emily Ladner are volunteering for “When You Are Ready” campaign. Where they go out into the community, to local hotspots, for those struggling with substance abuse and remind them there is a way out. Once they were in the same position, too.

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