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Struggling With Mental Illness, Drug Dependency

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Struggling With Mental Illness, Drug Dependency

Struggling With Mental Illness, Drug Dependency

Struggling With Mental Illness, Drug Dependency

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Some who deal with a drug addiction also face the challenges of a mental illness.

What if drug use is masking or exaggerating depression, schizophrenia, or a bi-polar disorder?

For insight, Farai Chideya talks with "Angel" — a recovering addict — and Dr. Robert Drake, professor of psychiatry and family medicine at the Darmouth Medical School.

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