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“I just felt like my doctor didn’t hear me ... and I felt like she had blinders on,” one woman said.
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Safe injection facilities represent the highest ideal of harm reduction services for people who inject drugs, yet in the United States remain almost prohibitively controversial.
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The practice of harm reduction seeks not to shame people who use drugs into giving them up, but simply to provide them with the tools to improve their health.
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Judith Lewis Mernit’s reporting on harm reduction in rural California was supported by the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2018 Impact Fund.
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As more states consider legalizing marijuana, California's First 5 agencies are on the forefront of educating the public about the impacts during pregnancy and in homes with young children.
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Harm reduction seeks not to shame people who use drugs into giving them up, but simply to provide them with the tools and support to improve their health.
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The Central Valley's Kern County reported a 30 percent rise in overdose deaths from 2016 to 2017, bucking the statewide decline in fatal overdoses.
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This story was produced as a project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2018 California Fellowship.
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This story was produced as a project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2018 California Fellowship.
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This story was produced as a project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2018 California Fellowship.  

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