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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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Gerald Chee isn't shy about his battles with substance abuse. Chee, who lives on the Navajo Nation, said he believes he got COVID-19 while partying with others.
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As the Navajo Nation continues its fight against COVID-19, chronic substance abuse is complicating the effort.
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Carl and Malette Young struggled for more than a decade to find help for their adopted son, Marc, who has fetal alcohol syndrome. Marc spent most of his adolescence bouncing between inpatient facilities for children with behavioral issues and his home in rural North Dakota....
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Kerry Klein, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: It Used To Be Kern County's Opioid Epicenter, But Oildale May Be Cleaning Up
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The data showed that drug and behavioral health treatments are among the greatest needs in the community with the least available services in the Coachella Valley.
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The Desert Sun surveyed 200 people experiencing homelessness in the Coachella Valley about health needs and access to health care.
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Young people who call the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation home have seen their community ravaged by the opioid epidemic. Could their voices also shed light on how the crisis might be solved?
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Cynthia Poten and Joseph Orozco, a participant in the 2018 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include:



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