Opioid Crisis Helps Expose Hidden Problem of Youths Becoming Caregivers

Monday, May 20, 2019

The nation's laser-focused attention to the opioid crisis has burned away some of the stigma around addiction, but some effects of the epidemic remain largely taboo topics. While there has been discussion of family members suddenly being thrust into caregiving roles because of an adult's addiction, there has been little acknowledgment that sometimes these new caregivers in a family are minor children themselves.
 

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