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: Texas Secretary Of State's Office Announces Full Forensic Audit Of 2020 General Election in Four Texas Counties
The study showed heroin overdoses for those 15-24 decreased.READ MORE: Juan Navarro, Jr. Sentenced To 35+ Years For Pornographic Images Of Six-Year-Olds
The study’s authors called for targeted interventions that include the school, family and community.
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