Students Whose Families Are In The Grips Of The Opioid Epidemic Get Help At School

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September 23, 2018

On Cape Cod in Massachusetts, school districts are using addiction counselors to help kids and their teachers cope with the chaos and trauma of the opioid epidemic.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And in Massachusetts, drug deaths are down slightly for the first time in years. But the number of children being raised by someone other than their parents is up. That’s put new pressure on schools as they try to educate a generation of kids whose lives have been upended by the opioid crisis.

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