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Opioids and the foster care crisis
Facing out-of-county, out-of-state placements By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Adults across the nation have fallen victim to the addictive powers of opium-based prescriptions and other substances — some legal, some not. And, while the focus of the national pandemic has been on the effects these substances have on those adults, the real losers have been the children of the addicts. Escambia County, Alabama, has seen its share of opioid-driven…