More School Districts Provide Counseling for Students Affected by Family Opioid Use
A growing number of school districts nationwide are providing mental health counseling for students whose families are affected by opioid use, NPR reports.
One of the outcomes of the current opioid epidemic is an increased rate of intravenous (IV) drug use — meaning directly injecting opioids or other substances into a vein. It’s a practice that layers risk on top of risk, -including transmission of hepatitis C, HIV and other infectious diseases. Yet unfortunately, simply knowing the risks isn’t an effective deterrent, nor a bridge to addiction treatment.