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Addiction Harming Children in Ohio

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An Ohio doctor who works with newborns addicted to heroin says the opiate epidemic is harming children born addicted and creating chaos for older kids who can’t have normal childhoods because of their parents’ drug problems.

The Public Children Services Association of Ohio says the number of children taken into custody has risen 19 percent over the past seven years, largely due to parents’ painkiller and heroin addictions.

The group says placing addicts’ children in protective custody is costing taxpayers $45 million annually.

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