Buffalo News Article by Josh Bazan – November 16th 2017
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis that shows no boundaries. Nobody knows that better than Dr. Thomas White and his wife Sandra. Thomas is on the Buffalo Bills medical staff as team internist.
“It’s the worst feeling in the world when two police officers show up in your office to tell you they found your daughter deceased in her own apartment,” Thomas said.
That happened in August. After Hilary White, a 27 year old studying to become a mental health counselor, lost her battle with addiction. After starting to use pills in high school, and trying for years to beat the disease, Hillary died of an apparent heroin overdose.
“Like good parents we tried everything we could,” Thomas explained. They went to specialists. Hilary tried inpatient and outpatient treatment. But nothing seemed to help her get better.
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