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Parents outraged over addiction billboard

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A new billboard in one state is causing parents to be outraged.

The billboard in Virginia says, "Addiction is preventable. Parenting is prevention."

A woman started a petition to bring the billboard down. The petition got more than 2,500 signatures in less than a day.
 

"I was the type of parent who 'where are you at, what are you doing, who are you going to be with, what time are you going to be home?' I was that type of parent. I didn't raise my son to become an addict," Gina Carbaugh said.

The health department in the area put up the sign. The department says it never meant any harm.

The billboard is scheduled to come down today.

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