Thousands Of Children Traumatized By Opioid Abuse Crisis

In a front-page story, the Wall Street Journal (12/15, A1, Whalen, Subscription Publication) reports that as opioid abuse has pushed US overdose rates to record levels, it has left thousands of traumatized children in its wake. Many states have seen the number of children in foster care skyrocket, and hospitals are treating dozens of opioid-addicted newborns each year. According to social workers, the problem is greater than anything seen during the crack cocaine and methamphetamine crises.

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— “The Children of the Opioid Crisis,”Jeanne Whalen, The Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2016.

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