Posts Tagged ‘foster care’

Public health study shows impact of opioid epidemic on children varies by state

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A new report released by the Drug Enforcement Administration finds most overdose deaths are caused by prescription drugs, including opioids. While opioid abuse continues to plague certain states more than others, each state is unique in how it attempts to stem the crisis and its effect on families. These differences have resulted in significant variation […]

Growing opioid epidemic forcing more children into foster care

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USF College of Public Health researcher leads newly published Florida study The study published in the January 2018 issue of Health Affairs found an association between the rate of opioid prescriptions in Florida and the number of children removed from their homes due to neglect. The opioid epidemic has become so severe it’s considered a […]