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Recovery advocates want to see a move toward trauma-informed recovery and state officials and lawmakers are looking at how the child welfare system is uniquely positioned to help.
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Maine lawmakers and health officials realized easy access to prescription opioids was creating dependency issues and clamped down, but did not anticipate how well the illegal drug market would fill the void.
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Unhoused people who use drugs are reversing overdoses and saving hundreds of lives each year.
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This series was produced with the support of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund....
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Starting treatment for opioid addiction in the hospital may seem obvious, yet it often doesn't happen. A growing program is trying to change that.
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“Children get the best care possible, no doubt,” says the head of the Sickle Disease Foundation of California. “It’s when that child becomes an adult — that’s when they fall into a black hole.”
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A network of regional "task forces" is tackling the opioid problem throughout California, leading to a dramatic drop in overdoses in one rural mountain county.
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Reveal’s Byard Duncan shares some tips from his recent investigation into the spike in foster care placements in states hit hardest by the opioid crisis.
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UC Irvine recently announced a $200 million gift to establish a new college of integrative medicine. The press coverage revealed a long-running bias from the media toward alternative therapies, one supporter argues.
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Now that President Trump has officially declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, data can inform how to properly tackle the problem, community by community.

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