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How a Teenager's Opioid Prescription Led to Dependence

Severe muscle cramps landed this teen in the hospital, where she was prescribed opioids.

How a Teenager's Opioid Prescription Led to Dependence

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Addiction Prologue

Discover how opioid addiction affects the brain and how treatments are saving lives.

Addiction Prologue

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Why Addiction Stigma Stops Patients from Seeking Treatment

Over 20 million Americans struggle with addiction—and social stigma is partially to blame.

Why Addiction Stigma Stops Patients from Seeking Treatment

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Canada’s Bold Steps to Reduce Opioid Overdoses

Vancouver, Canada’s supervised injection sites offer people a safer place to use.

Canada’s Bold Steps to Reduce Opioid Overdoses

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Former Opioid User Discusses Withdrawal and Recovery

Ben Francis became addicted to opioid painkillers in high school after a soccer injury.

Former Opioid User Discusses Withdrawal and Recovery

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Helping Children Born Dependent on Opioids

A therapy program enables children born with neonatal abstinence syndrome to build skills.

Helping Children Born Dependent on Opioids

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A Coal Miner's Story of Addiction and Recovery

After a mining accident, a West Virginia resident began struggling with addiction.

A Coal Miner's Story of Addiction and Recovery

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The Science of Opioid Addiction and Treatment

How opioids mimic the body's natural pain relievers and sometimes induce euphoria.

The Science of Opioid Addiction and Treatment