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Shannon McCarty in her new apartment in Everett, Wash. Shannon was a meth and heroin user, but is in recovery with the help of a police program that connects people who use drugs with services. Dana McGlocklin for NPR hide caption

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Tired Of Being 'Dope Sick,' A Drug User Gets Help From Police To Get Sober

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As Opioids Fuel Growing Female Prison Population, Ohio Tries Alternative Treatment

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From left to right: Jacky St. James, David Cruz, Danielle Brinkley, Shira Tarrant, Isiah Maxwell, Lisey Sweet. Liz Kuball for NPR hide caption

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What We (Don't) Talk About When We Talk About Porn

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Having a purpose in life, whether building guitars or swimming or volunteer work, affects your health, researchers found. It even appeared to be more important for decreasing risk of death than exercising regularly. Dean Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration's Proposed HHS Rule Would Redefine What 'Sex' Means

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Trump Administration Proposes Eliminating Protections For Transgender People In ACA

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Zolgensma, a new drug approved by the FDA Friday, costs more than $2.1 million. It's made by AveXis, a drugmaker owned by pharmaceutical giant Novartis. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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At $2.1 Million, New Gene Therapy Is The Most Expensive Drug Ever

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'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan Embraces 'New Science' Of Psychedelics

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The drug buprenorphine blocks the cravings associated with addiction. It comes in tablets and dissolvable film. The only injectable form available is a drug called Sublocade; a rival drug is ready for market but may be blocked for several years by the FDA. Tetra Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Roger Severino, director of the Office for Civil Rights, announced Friday a new proposed rule rolling back anti-discrimination protections for transgender patients. Those protections had been written in 2016 but enjoined in court. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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New research confirms what we've been hearing for years: Cooking from scratch and eating "real food" is healthier than consuming the highly processed foods that make up the majority of calories in the American diet. The problem is that knowing this doesn't make it any more doable for the average family. Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd./Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Ebola Outbreak In The Democratic Republic Of Congo Keeps Getting Worse

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Demonstrators listen to speeches during a rally in support of abortion rights on Thursday in Miami. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Abortion Limits Carry Economic Cost For Women

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