DETROIT (FOX 2) - "The sooner we can get the message out and teach people about the signs and symptoms, the better chance of recovery they will have."
That's Lisa Jennings and she is the executive director of the Monroe Community Health Department. She was joined by several athletes working to break the stigma of addiction. Using their fame and influence, Detroit legends like Herman Moore met with students discuss the problem that opioid addiction presents.
"A lot of it is just making sure you give them the real story to everything that's taking place," Moore said. "This is life and as athletes we're given multiple opportunities, we're told that when you fail and you fail and you fail, you keep getting up."