5 things to know about the opioid epidemic and its effect on children

Opioids are highly addictive drugs, available in illegal forms like heroin, or legal ones, available through a prescription, like oxycodone, hydrocodone, or morphine. A drastic increase in the abuse of prescription opioids has gained national attention on multiple fronts, and for good reason. This is what you need to know about the epidemic and how it affects children.