Daily mail - Horrifying moment man finds couple slumped over each other unconscious in a car amid fears of an Australian opioid crisis

A man has shared a horrific picture of a couple unconscious and slumped over each other in their car, amid fears Australia is faced with a growing opioid crisis.
The man said he came across the two people in Mount Hawthorn, Perth, around school pick-up time on Thursday afternoon. 
With the car engine still running and the pair unresponsive, the witness was immediately worried they'd overdosed on drugs.
He told Seven News that it took several attempts to wake the man in the driver's seat.
a man driving a car: A man has shared a horrific picture of a couple unconscious and slumped over each other in their car© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A man has shared a horrific picture of a couple unconscious and slumped over each other in their car
There was no evidence in or around the car to suggest the couple were taking drugs.
The witness said they drove off to a nearby alley after being awoken. He claimed they fell asleep again.
He decided to take the driver's keys and call police, amid fears they'd cause danger on the roads. 
'I was worried for everyone's safety on the road,' the man told the publication.  
It was then he also snapped pictures of the couple, which have been likened to an American couple who had overdosed on opioids. The latter had been in the car with their four-year-old son. 
There are now growing concerns Australia is facing an opioid crisis similar to the US epidemic which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. 
a pile of luggage sitting on top of a suitcase: With the car engine still running and the pair unresponsive, the witness was immediately worried they'd overdosed© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited With the car engine still running and the pair unresponsive, the witness was immediately worried they'd overdosed
Sam Ware, from New South Wales' Central Coast, became addicted to opioids three years ago after a standard wisdom tooth extraction. 
The 22-year-old has since overdosed more than 60 times in one year, and his mother Deb was told to say goodbye to him.
The Ware family is one of thousands across Australia locked in a life-or-death fight against opioid addiction.
Opioid abuse in Australia has soared despite more than a decade of warnings from Australian health professionals about a looming disaster.  
America's opioid epidemic has left 400,000 dead.  

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