Indiana mother delivers emotional Capitol Hill testimony

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- An Indiana mother is continuing her fight to stop people from falling victim to the opioid epidemic.

Becky Savage delivered emotional Thursday to the Senate Committee Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Savage told her story of losing two teenage sons to overdoses caused by a fatal mix of alcohol and prescription drugs.

Savage said, “I think through me talking and spreading their story, that they can still make a difference in the lives of others.”

Prior to her testimony, Savage met with Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN). Both of the Indiana senator praised her work of talking to high school kids in Indiana, and around the country, about how deadly prescription drug abuse can be. As well as her advocacy for people to clear old prescription drugs out of their medicine cabinets.

Savage runs the 525 Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to educating teens and families about the dangers of prescription drugs.

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