Opioids Sending Record Numbers of Kids to ICU

Teenagers and Young Children Increasingly Opioid Dependent As reported by WebMD, an estimated 2.4 million Americans have an opioid use disorder, according to federal estimates. That includes abuse of prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin, as well as illegal drugs like heroin. But while the focus is usually on adults, children have become “the second wave of… Read More

Teenage Addiction Crisis Growing

Teenage Addiction

Widespread availability to painkillers drives teenage addiction One of the most damaging aspects of the current opioid crisis is the impact it is having on the very youngest population. While teenagers have always been exposed to drugs, the current wave of opioids is literally impacting hundreds of thousands of teenagers. Data from the American Society of Addiction Medicine… Read More