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A form of addiction treatment called SMART Recovery uses cognitive behavioral therapy and positive thinking to help people beat their drug habit.
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Like so many other American cities, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Woonsocket, Rhode Island has a growing population of unhoused residents.
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A former mill city of roughly 43,000 people in Rhode Island is a testing ground for a new treatment program designed to bend the rising curve of opioid overdose deaths.
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Once considered an infection nearly eradicated, congenital syphilis rates have risen dramatically in California. Community health workers fan out across communities to find and treat patients who are often homeless or battling addiction.
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In New Mexico’s war on DWI, the relentless focus on drunk drivers misses the bigger problem of addiction.
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Reducing New Mexico’s extraordinary alcohol death rate will require a whole-of-society approach.
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The Sun Journal analyzed data from Maine Department of Health and Human Services reports on child welfare, including 18 years of annual child protective services reports and annual reports on Office of Child and Family Services staffing.
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Nikole Powell’s father developed an opioid use disorder after a work injury, a dependence that traumatized his family and eventually led to his incarceration and death. His daughter is trying to break the cycle.
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Twenty years after Purdue Pharma introduced its pain medication, OxyContin, Maine lawmakers passed a bill that significantly stemmed the flow of pain pills into the state.
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Like many patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain, Todd Papianou, a high school teacher from Rumford, knows the thin line between life-saving and life-destroying medication.

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