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‘13 Reasons Why’ actor joins campaign vs opioid abuse

/ 12:20 AM June 24, 2018

Brandon Larracuente—INSTAGRAM

There are two ill-fated teens in “13 Reasons Why”: depressed girl Hannah Baker, who committed suicide, and friendly jock Jeff Atkins, who perished in a car accident.

Brandon Larracuente, who plays the latter, a likable athlete in brief flashbacks, also appeared in the recently released second season.

On playing a popular kid who’s not a jerk, Larracuente told Seventeen in 2017: “It just shows the message we were trying to portray. Spread kindness to everyone, not just the person in your ‘clique.’”

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Larracuente recently revealed on Instagram that he is part of a pharmacy store chain’s campaign that aims to end a drug-related crisis.

“It has been my honor to partner with @Walgreens to bring awareness to the opioid epidemic… learn what steps you can take to end [it]. Together #ItEndsWithUs,” wrote the 23-year-old, who was in the film “Baywatch.”

The abuse of opioids (narcotic pain medication, such as morphine and fentanyl) has led to fatal overdose, according to the United States’ Center for Disease Control and Prevention.—OLIVER PULUMBARIT

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