opiates

FBI Video, “Chasing the Dragon,” Illustrates Opiate Addiction’s Toll

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has created a documentary this week that illustrates the toll of opiate addiction, The Kansas City Star reports. The film, called “Chasing the Dragon,” will be distributed to school districts nationwide and can be downloaded for free. High school students are a principal target…

Heroin Use by Parents Leads to Growing Number of Children in Foster Care

Officials in states hit hard by heroin use, such as Ohio, say the drug is a major reason for the increasing number of children being placed in foster care. “What we’re finding more and more is that the parents are addicted to opiates. And more often than not, it’s heroin,”…