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From 2011 to 2021, Over 321,000 U.S. Children Lost a Parent to Drug Overdose

NIDA [5/08] - An estimated 321,566 children in the United States lost a parent to drug overdose from 2011 to 2021, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry. The rate of children who experienced this loss more than doubled during this period, from approximately 27 to 63 children per 100,000. The highest number of affected children were those with non-Hispanic white parents, but communities of color and tribal communities were disproportionately affected. Cont.



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