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Lessons From the Opioid Epidemic

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When parents are addicted to opioids, it’s often their children who pay the biggest price. In West Virginia, 6,300 kids are in the foster care system — nearly half because of their parents’ substance-abuse problems. Zoë Carpenter visited the state to investigate the ripple effect the opioid crisis is having on children, and she joins us to talk about what she learned. Her story “Lessons from the Opioid Epidemic” appears in The Nation.