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Safe injection facilities represent the highest ideal of harm reduction services for people who inject drugs, yet in the United States remain almost prohibitively controversial.
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Judith Lewis Mernit’s reporting on harm reduction in rural California was supported by the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2018 Impact Fund.
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Why don't some addiction treatment centers in California offer medication-assisted treatment or MAT?
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The impact of the First 5 initiative, spearheaded by actor-director Rob Reiner, is complicated to measure because of the lack of longitudinal data.
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Starting treatment for opioid addiction in the hospital may seem obvious, yet it often doesn't happen. A growing program is trying to change that.
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This story was produced for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
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Across the country, politicians, reform advocates and the bail industry are waiting to see what happens next.
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Although hospitals in the Valley have preventive measures in place, some are finding that it’s not until an incident happens that a facility knows what more to improve.
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One consistent memory I have from reporting on California’s mental health system for low-income children is repeatedly asking myself, “Why is this so hard?”
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This story was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.      

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