NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A new study released by the American Academy of Pediatrics found non-fatal overdoses are on the rise in children under the age of 15.
Researchers looked at the numbers from between 2016 and 2019. They found the uptick is largely driven by stimulant use.READ MORE: Amber Alert Canceled For Dallas Brothers Believed To Have Been With Murder Suspect Father
The study showed heroin overdoses for those 15-24 decreased.READ MORE: COVID-19 Delta Variant 'Accelerating' In North Texas And Across The Nation
The study’s authors called for targeted interventions that include the school, family and community.
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