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The Silent Epidemic

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: The silent crisis many of us are unaware of is the fact that birth parents with addiction issues are often unable to raise their own children
Air Date: 9/24/18
Duration: 22:23
Host: Erica Spiegelman
Guest Bio: Andrew Adesman, MD
Dr. Andrew Adesman is a nationally recognized pediatrician with special expertise in the areas of parenting and child development.  He is a professor of pediatrics at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in New York. He is also chief of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park, New York. 

Dr. Adesman is board-certified in both Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics and in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Since 2016, Dr. Adesman has consistently been named one of “America’s Top Doctors,” by Castle Connolly, an unusually prestigious honor for a developmental pediatrician. He has also been recognized repeatedly as a “Top Doctor” by New York magazine, Newsday, and other publications.
The Silent Epidemic
We all know about the horrifying opioid crisis.

But, the silent crisis many of us are unaware of is the fact that birth parents with addiction issues are often unable to raise their own children. In many cases--over 3,000 right now in this country--their parents are raising them.

Dr. Andrew Adesman is the author of The Grandfamily Guidebook, which offers practical, inspiring tips and advice on how to cope with difficult birth parents, legal, financial, and medical issues, and most importantly, how to enjoy this gift of a new life of caring for babies and children... again!
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