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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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