Tips for parents worried about opioids

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Parents worried their children might be addicted to opioid pain pills often don’t know where to turn for help.

Hearing from another parent can help them navigate the treatment process. That’s the idea behind Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit offering education and support on opioid misuse and substance abuse.

Parents also should be aware of the warning signs of substance abuse, said Pat Aussem, consultant for the Parent Support Network at Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (

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