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An advocacy group says a move at the Drug Enforcement Administration to hire prosecutors is another signal of how the Justice Department is changing under Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A police officer holds a bag of heroin that was confiscated as evidence in Gloucester, Mass., in March. Massachusetts is one of 38 states that allow civil commitment for substance abuse. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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A Twist On 'Involuntary Commitment': Some Heroin Users Request It

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Kratom, seen in capsule form here, has been under review by the Drug Enforcement Administration for possible restriction. Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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The federal government is moving to crack down on kratom, which some people use for chronic pain and to lessen cravings for opioids and alcohol. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Kratom Advocates Speak Out Against Proposed Government Ban

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'We're Losing 43,000 People Each Year': DEA Chief Focuses On Overdoses

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A Bulgarian border policeman stands near a barbed wire wall on the border with Turkey in July 2014. Experts believe that about two-thirds of the heroin that enters Europe comes through Bulgaria, and that a third of that moves on to the United States. Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bulgaria Steps Up Efforts Against Drug Trafficking Across Its Borders

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Justice Department Moves To Further Rein In Racial Profiling

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Hydrocodone, sold as Vicodin and other brand names, may face tighter restrictions on prescribing and use. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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