Report Details Challenges Faced by Children With Families Affected by Opioids
Children whose families are affected by the opioid epidemic face unique challenges, including having to monitor parents for overdoses, according to a new report.
Heroin and other opioids are ravaging communities across America. Deaths from heroin increased 328% between 2010 and 2015, and drug deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are now seeing a sharp rise as well. More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car crashes, and this increasing trend is driven by Rx painkillers.