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In this week's video address, President Obama teamed up with Macklemore to discuss the disease of addiction, specifically opioid abuse, and the toll it takes on people and their families. Deaths from prescription drug overdoses are on the rise, and Macklemore is no stranger to the struggle that addiction to painkillers can bring.
"I abused prescription drugs and battled addiction." Macklemore noted. "If I hadn't gotten the help I needed when I needed it, I might not be here today."
The video comes on the heels of the recent death of music legend Prince, who reportedly was struggling with an addiction to prescription painkillers for years.