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Momentum is building to get emergency departments to play a bigger role in stemming the epidemic.
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Over the course of a week in March, Los Angeles stand-up comic and life coach Kate Romero opened up to KPCC about the pain she feels from degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia.
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In Los Angeles County, the rate of deadly overdoses is much lower than the national rate. Why?
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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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The 12-square-mile Hoopa Reservation in Northern California has been grappling with drug abuse for decades. A new reporting project aims to find out how Hoopa youth are navigating the realities of addiction.
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Stories of undiagnosed PTSD among Hmong and Vietnamese American refugees are common in some California communities. What can their experiences tell us about future health impacts facing incoming Syrian refugees?
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In rural Northern California counties, people tend to live miles from help. They may be too sick or poor to drive. If despair takes over and there’s a gun in the home, the thought of suicide can quickly become reality.
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When it comes to preventing child abuse and neglect, and addressing family dysfunction, few issues are as critical as addiction.
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Fixing our foster care crisis” was made possible through major funding from the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and additional support from the University of Southern California Annenberg Center's Fund for Journalism on Child Well-being. 
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A collaborative effort between Phoenix-area nonprofit social service agencies is trying out new ways of supporting the estimated 90,000 Native Americans and Alaska Natives who live in the Phoenix metro area.

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