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When a Loved One is Addicted to Opiates

Publication Year: 
2017
Corporate Author: 
Harvard Health Publishing
Page Count: 
2

We are in the midst of an unprecedented epidemic, with several million people currently addicted to opiates in the United States, including both prescription drugs and heroin. Much discussion has been devoted to the visible tragedy of overdoses, which are killing dozens of people every day. Less attention has been paid to a more subtle, but damaging and painful, component of this epidemic: how a person suffering from opiate addiction affects his or her family members.