Addressing the opioid epidemic is a pillar of the first lady's Be Best youth initiative.
"That's very important for me, so [the] next generation can be respectful and kind", she said. She says the stigma of shame must be lifted from addiction and calls for more public discussion about it so people can get help.
She also spoke about making time with the President.
The first lady's "Be Best" campaign focuses on her anti-bullying and anti-drug use initiative, promoting children's well-being.
Asked by Bolling if she ever has time to "make a casserole or something", she laughed.
Trump said both she and the president have packed schedules, but they try to have dinner together in the White House and "just talk what's happened through the day".
"We are in 21st century and everybody has a different taste", Trump said while speaking at Liberty University. With a smile, she added: "I think they look fantastic".
"I hope that we can end this awful epidemic that's going on in the United States". "... You're all very welcome to visit the White House, the People's House".
U.S. first lady Melania Trump speaks during a town hall meeting on opioid addiction. Eric Bolling, the former Fox News personality whose son died in 2017 of an accidental drug overdose, is hosting the panel, titled "Battling the Opioid Crisis".
First lady Melania Trump unveiled the 2018 White House holiday decor on Monday.
"Think of this as a human story, an opportunity to save lives", Trump said, encouraging the students to change the world in opioid and drug abuse.
For a moment, it appeared the first lady had channeled husband President Donald Trump's approach to social media.
After listing the startling statistics on the reality of the epidemic, Trump struck a hopeful tone. I have also learned that addiction is a disease, and like any illness, people need and deserve treatment.