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

This podcast episode appeared in NPR. Listen and read more here.

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.

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