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KPBS, Opioid Crisis Gripping More Addicts Before Adulthood

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The opioid crisis stretches across the country and it affects people of all ages including children as young as 9-years-old.¬†Judge Anthony Capizzi, president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, says it’s important to pay attention to your child and possible signs of addiction.

An expert in the field, Judge Capizzi runs one of the most successful programs in the country in Dayton, Ohio. Capizzi said last Christmas four of the teens in his juvenile treatment court program died to overdoses after attending similar parties where some of those drugs were laced with Fentanyl.

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