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We Found Joy: An Addict Struggles To Get Treatment
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Nikko Adam, 22, gets a hug from his mother, Patti Trabosh, after his family picked him up from his sober living facility for a weekend outing. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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A Family Engulfed By Heroin Fights To Keep A Son Alive
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Paramedic Phil Salamone carries naloxone, a drug used to reverse an opioid overdose. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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A Small Town Wonders What To Do When Heroin Is 'Everywhere'
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An Addict, Now Clean, Discusses Needle Exchanges And 'Hope After Heroin'
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Police released a photo of bra inserts that were found to contain about 50 gallons of liquid methamphetamine. Australian authorities say they've arrested four people over the illegal drug shipments. Australian Federal Police hide caption

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Yolanda Roberson, who directs the Empowerment program, teaches a class at a Boys and Girls Club in the Bronx. The classes are funded by the state of New York. Robert Stolarik/Courtesy of Youth Today hide caption

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The drug sold as K2, spike, spice or "synthetic marijuana" may look like dried marijuana leaves. But it's really any of a combination of chemicals created in a lab that are then sprayed on dried plant material. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Surge In Use Of 'Synthetic Marijuana' Still One Step Ahead Of The Law
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Hard to resist. But if they're marijuana edibles, not such a treat. James A. Guilliam/Getty Images hide caption

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When Pets Do Pot: A High That's Not So Mighty
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This genetically modified yeast can convert sugar into powerful opioid drugs. Scientists working with the modified yeast strains are required to register them with the Drug Enforcement Administration and keep the yeast under lock and key. Courtesy of Christina Smolke/Stanford University hide caption

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Engineers Make Narcotics With Yeast. Is Home-Brewed Heroin Next?
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Workers for the Safe Streets violence interruption project including Gardnel Carter, center, talk with Baltimore residents in 2010. Kenneth K. Lam/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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Crime Interrupts A Baltimore Doctor's Reform Efforts
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A package of synthetic marijuana, or spike. Steve Featherstone hide caption

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Syracuse, N.Y., Experiences Spike In Synthetic Marijuana Hospitalizations
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A user prepares drugs for injection in 2014 in St. Johnsbury, Vt. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Heroin Use Surges, Especially Among Women And Whites
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