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Opioids are drugs that people have taken for centuries to alleviate pain, but they are also highly addictive. In the past several years, the United States has seen a growing number of people addicted to and dying from opioids, creating a health crisis that doctors and communities are working hard to solve. Learn how the United States became the world leader in daily opioid use, how the situation has impacted individuals and families, and what people are doing to treat the epidemic.
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