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When Parents Struggle With Addiction, What Happens To Their Kids?

It’s been declared a national public health emergency. In the United States, the annual number of deaths from opioid overdose has surpassed the number of deaths during the height of the AIDS epidemic in the ‘90s.

But opioid users aren’t the only victims of this crisis. 

More and more children are entering the foster care system every year at an unprecedented rate. How is the opioid crisis affecting them around the country and here in Connecticut?

We hear about a unique program in Connecticut that aims to keep families together. Parents are connected to services in the home and they get to keep their children. 

Have you or your family been affected by the opioid crisis?

We also get a preview of new documentary, “Understanding the Opioid Epidemic," that’s coming to CPTV later this month. 

On Tuesday, January 23 there will be a screening of “Understanding the Opioid Epidemic” at Gateway Community College followed by a panel discussion. Learn more here.

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Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.

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