Many Americans Recover From Addiction And Thrive : Consider This from NPR Federal data released last week showed more than 101,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in a one-year period. This was partly due to the pandemic and disruptions to treatment, as well as a surge in methamphetamine and fentanyl use.

But there is some positive news. A recent study on recovery success, co-authored by Dr. David Eddie, shows that three out of four people who experience addiction eventually recover, if they get the care they need.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Addiction Is Deadlier Than Ever. But New Research Shows Most Americans Can Heal

Addiction Is Deadlier Than Ever. But New Research Shows Most Americans Can Heal

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A person in recovery for drug addiction looks out from a substance abuse treatment center in Westborough, Mass. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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A person in recovery for drug addiction looks out from a substance abuse treatment center in Westborough, Mass.

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Federal data released last week showed more than 101,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in a one-year period. This was partly due to the pandemic and disruptions to treatment, as well as a surge in methamphetamine and fentanyl use.

But there is some positive news. A recent study on recovery success, co-authored by Dr. David Eddie, shows that three out of four people who experience addiction eventually recover, if they get the care they need.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Mallory Yu, Brent Baughman, Chad Campbell and Sean Saldana. It was edited by Ashley Brown and Andrea de Leon. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.