Children of the opioid crisis experience higher rates of trauma. Staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital grew concerned about the increasing number of children with suicidal behavior and found a majority coming from a poor community with higher rates of opioid overdoses.


Substance abuse is a known key factor in the epidemiology of trauma.  Addiction/substance abuse is a key factor in suicides.  This study just repeats what is known.

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