Local advocate says Trump's opioid announcement isn't enough

Local activist says Trump's opioid announcement isn't enough

BUFFALO, NY — A local advocate, who has been personally been impacted by the opioid crisis, says he is disappointed in President Donald Trump declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health crisis. 

Avi Israel is the president and founder of Save The Michaels of the World, Inc. The organization was established after Israel's 20-year-old son, Michael David Israel, committed suicide after being addicted to opioids.

The president declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency on Thursday. 

2 On Your Side's Scott Levin sat down with Avi Israel and discussed the declaration and what should be done moving forward. Watch the video above to see what Israel had to say.

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