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Susan Nelson, author and public speaker on brain injury awareness and gun safety, at her home in Austin, Texas. Nelson survived a point-blank gunshot to the head in 1993. Gabriel C. Perez/KUT hide caption

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Texas Disability Group Wants Victims' Voices Heard In Gun Debate

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Colorado State Rep. Brittany Pettersen (right) is advocating for more treatment money for opioid addiction, in part because of the substance abuse struggles of her mother, Stacy (left). Nathaniel Minor/CPR News hide caption

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States Seek More Federal Funding For Opioid Treatment, Not More Promises

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The revelation that a favorite uncle had died from a long-hidden drug habit shook Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky to his core. Last month Ostrovksy quit his job as Medicaid's chief medical officer and joined a group that's working to dispel the shame of addiction. Gary Waters/Getty Images hide caption

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Anders Osborne at his home studio. The New Orleans bluesman is launching a program to help musicians and others in the industry stay sober in a work environment where that can be difficult. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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'Send Me A Friend': Anders Osborne Helps Musicians Stay Sober On Tour

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Hannah Berkowitz in her parents' home in West Hartford, Conn. Getting intensive in-home drug treatment is what ultimately helped her get back on track, she and her mom agree. Jack Rodolico/NHPR hide caption

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Home-Based Drug Treatment Program Costs Less And Works

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After a string of inpatient rehabilitation stays, Louis Casanova, who lives near Philadelphia, says he is still trying to break his addiction. Ben Allen/WITF hide caption

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How We Got Here: Treating Addiction In 28 Days

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The physical therapy workouts a rehabilitation facility offers can be a crucial part of healing, doctors say. But a government study finds preventable harm — including bedsores and medication errors — occurring in some of those facilities, too. Andersen Ross/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Exercise physiologist Courtney Conners checks Mario Oikonomides' vital signs before his cardiac rehab workout at the University of Virginia Health System clinic. Francis Ying/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Cardiac Rehab Saves Lives. So Why Don't More Heart Patients Sign Up?

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Revisiting A Mother's Day Story Of Separation

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Doctors are trying to slowly wean Lexi from her dependence on methadone. She's just 2 weeks old. Under a doctor's advice, her mom took methadone while pregnant, to help kick a heroin habit. Kristin Espeland Gourlay/RIPR hide caption

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Tiny Opioid Patients Need Help Easing Into Life

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Dr. Jessie Gaeta, chief medical officer of Health Care for the Homeless at Boston Medical Center, stands in a conference room that will soon be converted to a place where patients high on heroin or other drugs can be safely monitored. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Boston's Heroin Users Will Soon Get A Safer Place To Be High

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Shortage Of Addiction Counselors Further Strained By Opioid Epidemic

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A meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous in the 1950s was based on much the same 12-step program used today. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence

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Julio Cesar Chavez at his home in Tijuana, Mexico. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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Ex-Boxing Champ Steps Back Into Spotlight As A Face Of Addiction

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