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US: How is the opioid crisis affecting children? (Commentary)
Associated Press – December 12, 2017
Public attention to the historic wave of opioid addiction gripping the U.S. has focused mostly on its effect on adults and the thousands who have died of overdoses. Missed by much of the spotlight, though, is a hidden epidemic: children who have fallen victim to opioids’ wrath because a parent’s drug use has left them in danger and thrust them into the foster care system. A look at the issues surrounding children caught up in the opioid epidemic.