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Trump, first lady to discuss opioid crisis at Atlanta conference

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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will travel to Atlanta next week to discuss the opioid crisis at an annual substance abuse summit.

Organizers of the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit announced Tuesday that the Trumps will appear at the event, which is hosted by the National Conference on Addiction Disorders.

{mosads}The president and first lady will address the conference of medical professionals, government officials and other stakeholders on Wednesday.

The White House tweeted earlier Tuesday about the president’s scheduled appearance, but later deleted the message before reposting it.

President Trump has declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency to free up additional resources to combat the epidemic, which claimed the lives of nearly 50,000 Americans in 2017.

Melania Trump has focused on the opioid crisis as part of her “Be Best” campaign, which also addresses social media use and general well-being among young people.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who has spearheaded the administration’s efforts to address the opioid crisis, spoke at the same Atlanta conference last year.

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