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Ask Carolyn: June 7, 2018 Carolyn Woodruff

Our first reader today finds herself in a very difficult situation: her husband is abusing opioids and alcohol, and their children are aware. She knows divorce is the only option if her husband won’t get clean, but is worried, as he supports their family. Our second reader has been separated for some time, and wants …

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Hydrocodone is one of many prescription opioids involved in the opioid epidemic.
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The Opioid Epidemic: What You Need to Know Venn Crawford

The opioid epidemic has received national attention recently thanks to the president’s address and a growing number of lawsuits against opioid producers. However, the crisis has been steadily worsening for over a decade. For me, opioids continue to be a growing problem in family law. They lead to parents losing custody and children losing parents, …

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Most opioid addictions begin with prescription pills such as OxyContin or Percocet.
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Congress, Big Pharma, and the Opioid Crisis Venn Crawford

The Washington Post and “60 Minutes” released a report this weekend revealing how Congress and pharmaceutical companies deliberately allowed the opioid crisis in America to worsen by passing a law that crippled the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to combat the epidemic. The opioid epidemic itself has resulted in over 200,000 deaths in the past two decades, …

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