Everybody knows it's a bad idea to leave children unsupervised at a dangerous intersection.
Unfortunately, that's how America's child welfare establishment has responded to the "opioid epidemic." They've put our most vulnerable children at the intersection of ignorance and arrogance.
Read NCCPR's column in Youth Today
And for more on one part of the problem, child welfare's hostility to medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, see this excellent 2015 Pacific Standard story from Mais Szalavitz.