Carol Levine: The Statistics Don’t Capture the Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Children
When parents become addicted to opioids or die of an overdose, their children also bear the burden—yet children are rarely the focus of concerted planning and action to combat this new pandemic, writes Carol Levine in a commentary in the national publication STAT. Integrating child-centered policies into national prevention and treatment programs is essential, she notes, drawing on the lessons of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Read the full commentary here.
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