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ST. LOUIS – Local experts report opioid abuse is having a serious impact on our city’s kids. It’s affecting not just the users, but their families; and the youngest victims are oftentimes the children of addicts.

Dr. Jamie Kondis, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, is an integral part of Voices for Children, a nonprofit group that supports foster care kids with its noted CASA program.

She visited Fox 2 News at 11 to discuss warning signs of opioid abuse.