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About 400 unhoused people stay at Hotel Whitcomb, and many deal with substance use disorders. That means staff who work at the hotel are fighting to keep guests alive.
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The new site opened amid mounting pressure on city leaders to reduce open-air drug use and skyrocketing overdose deaths in the neighborhood.
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We put together this resource guide as part of our series on substance abuse treatment programs in Mendocino County.
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Parental drug use is now responsible for one-third of the children in foster care. A reporting team will explore what happens to babies and parents caught in addiction's grip.
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In 1965, the deinstitutionalization of mental health treatment charted a path toward overcrowded prisons and a shortage of mental health treatment facilities. Today, Imperial County in California is dealing with both of those consequences.

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In a time of limited health resources the government is helping Big Pharma create a new, unnecessary, unethical and possibly harmful revenue stream.

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What's wrong with creating a secret system for physicians to undergo addiction treatment without any impact on their licenses?

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