A Closer Look At The Opioid Epidemic's Impact On The American Family

The opioid epidemic is reshaping the American family we we know it. As the unprecedented death toll continues to rise, more and more children are becoming 'opioid orphans.' Meanwhile, the kids of the 2.6 million Americans struggling with addiction are at risk of becoming victims of neglect.

And when those adults can no longer take care of their children, grandparents often have to step up and put the pieces of their fragmented families back together. A duty that presents many daunting challenges beyond the rising costs of raising kids. For a closer look at how families have pulled together after being torn apart by addition, check out the above video courtesy of Vox.

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On Flatbush Avenue, tucked amidst the nexus of four iconic Brooklyn neighborhoods (Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, and Prospect Heights), medical cannabis company Citiva opened up their newest location at the turn of the new year. Walking through the shiny glass door, you’re first struck by the sleek tidiness of the front lobby. Both the dispensary's resident pharmacist and receptionist greet visitors as they clear patients (as does any medical dispensary in the country) before allowing them through to the retail room.

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