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In 2014, there were 786 people in Virginia who died as a result of an opiate overdose. This epidemic is partly rooted in the fact that many young people who try opiates like Percocet or Vicodin are unaware how quickly they can get hooked on these drugs. They have no idea how difficult it is to stop, and how easy it is to die from using them. This competition is designed to encourage students to produce a short video that will help increase awareness of this growing problem. Videos will be widely distributed on traditional media and social media.

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39% of high school seniors think it is not a great risk to try heroin once or twice.
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