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US: The opioid crisis is straining the nation’s foster-care systems (Includes video)
Washington Post – July 01, 2017
The trend in Maine is echoed in foster-care systems throughout the country, especially in rural areas that have been hit hard by addiction. Many are becoming overwhelmed as the opioid crisis has forced more and more children into state custody.
Also: The Drug Crisis Is Pushing Nearly Half A Million Kids Into Foster Care: http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/01/the-drug-crisis-is-pushing-nearly-half-a-million-kids-into-foster-care/