Sunday, March 26, 2017

Rep. Katharine Watson's bill would create task force to address opioid impact on young children

Posted March 22, 2017

They are the youngest, most vulnerable — and often overlooked — victims of the nation’s opioid epidemic: the children of parents with substance abuse disorders.
State Rep. Katharine Watson, R-144, of Warrington wants her fellow state lawmakers to start paying closer attention to them.
Rep. Katharine Watson
“Infants and children are often the forgotten victims of this devastating epidemic and are driving the large majority,” Watson said. “Whether they are born addicted to opiates and require intense care in their first few weeks of life or are living in a home where parents are struggling with addiction, these children need our attention.”

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