Tech in the News: Millions of Children Exposed to Opioid Misuse at Home, New Study Reveals

Lindsey Bullinger

Posted September 3, 2019

External Article: Medical Xpress

Lindsey Bullinger, assistant professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy, was recently quoted in an article originally written by Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Media Relations Representative/Writer Michael Pearson, which was aggregated by the outlet Medical Xpress. The article, republished by Medical Xpress on August 26, is entitled "Millions of Children Exposed to Opioid Misuse at Home, New Study Reveals."

Here's an excerpt:

More than 3.8 million U.S. children live with an adult who is inappropriately using opioids, according to a new estimate from the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Public Policy.

The study, which spans the years 2002 to 2017, also found that while fewer  are living with someone who casually misuses opioids, the number living with adults exhibiting signs of more serious abuse increased by 30 percent and the number living with heroin users rose 200 percent.

Read the full article here.

The School of Public Policy is a unit of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.