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The Opioid Epidemic: How to Protect Your Family

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.—doubling between 1999 and 2015. More than car accidents. More than falls. More than homicide. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is dedicated to ensuring that families have access to the care that they need, in order to give children the best possible chance at a happy and healthy life. Treating and preventing opioid use disorder will help assure this outcome and—given the opioid epidemic in this country—it is a responsibility we must accept and share together. Continue reading

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