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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.

The Science of Opioid Addiction and Treatment

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

Canada’s Bold Steps to Reduce Opioid Overdoses

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

Why Addiction Stigma Stops Patients from Seeking Treatment

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

How a Teenager's Opioid Prescription Led to Dependence

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

Helping Children Born Dependent on Opioids

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

A Coal Miner's Story of Addiction and Recovery

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

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