Red Wings Announcer Speaks on Dangers of Opioid Addiction in the Soo

“Don’t be ashamed like we were. Talk about it.”

The voice of Red Wings hockey came to Sault Sainte Marie Thursday to speak up about opioid addiction.

Ken Daniels took part in the eighth annual recovery walk, an event hosted by Families Against Narcotics to speak about the subject.

It’s an issue he says has a direct impact on his family.

Daniels lost his 23-year-old son to an opioid overdose two years ago.

He says it took several months for him to open up about it.

Now he travels to bring attention and awareness to the opioid crisis.

“We can talk about anything below the shoulders, anything going on in your body.. If it’s cancer, heaven forbid, something like that, but when it’s above your shoulders and above in the head and it’s a mental illness, we are ashamed to talk about it. And we can’t be,” Red Wings announcer Ken Daniels said.

After the walk Daniels also held a special presentation on the issue at Lake Superior State University.