➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Foster Youth and Drug Addiction
Fix – January 06, 2017
There is no universally accepted cause of drug addiction, but if there was one, it would include relief from physical, mental and emotional pain. Foster youth are ripped from their families and positioned into state care due to neglect or abuse; those two words-neglect, abuse-hold a vast and terrifying array of emotional and physical realities. Realities that, by definition, must be addressed.