Giant pill bottle on Cleveland's Public Square

Giant Pill Bottle

(Cleveland) - Public Square is the site of an in-your-face exhibit today as the Opioid Awareness Task Force launches the latest phase of its awareness campaign.

It's meant to be a visual and provocative reminder of the drug epidemic that claimed more than 600 lives in Cuyahoga County last year. 

A 9 foot tall prescription pill bottle with a person inside and a label on the outside, telling the story of how the person became trapped in their addiction. 

Know The Risks is a Cleveland-based community wide year long awareness campaign. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control, four out of five new heroin users started with an addiction to prescription drugs.

(Photo by Carmen Angelo/WTAM)

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