Parents push for Kellsie’s Law to save children from addiction

Alaskan families who have lost children to drug addiction and overdoses are pushing for something they say could save lives: mandatory drug addiction education with an emphasis on opioids.

The Mat-Su Opioid Task Force is spearheading the effort to get Kellsie’s Law passed in memory of 24-year-old Kellsie Green, who died from complications of heroin withdrawal at the Anchorage Correctional Complex in 2016. The law would require a yearly one-hour lesson on the science of addiction for middle and high school students.

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