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The porches of the 1890s Allison Buildings, shown above in 1910, were later enclosed to provide more space for patient beds. National Archives and Records Administration/National Building Museum hide caption

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'Architecture Of An Asylum' Tracks History Of U.S. Treatment Of Mental Illness

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When used in conjunction with counseling, Suboxone strips placed under the tongue can help ease opioid cravings and other withdrawal symptoms in people trying to quit a heroin or painkiller habit, doctors say. Jake Harper/Side Effects Public Media hide caption

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Insurance Rules Can Hamper Recovery From Opioid Addiction

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Natalie Dunnege and her son, Strazh, work on an art project at home in San Francisco. Her health insurance would cover therapy sessions to help with her depression, Dunnege says, but she hasn't been able to find a counselor who is taking new patients. Sheraz Sadiq/KQED hide caption

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Single Mom's Search For Therapist Hampered By Insurance Companies

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Involuntary commitment to a hospital for mental illness can be a lengthy and complex process. A California law makes mandatory outpatient treatment an option. iStockphoto hide caption

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The Divide Over Involuntary Mental Health Treatment

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