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Gerald Chee isn't shy about his battles with substance abuse. Chee, who lives on the Navajo Nation, said he believes he got COVID-19 while partying with others.
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As the Navajo Nation continues its fight against COVID-19, chronic substance abuse is complicating the effort.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Kerry Klein, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: It Used To Be Kern County's Opioid Epicenter, But Oildale May Be Cleaning Up
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The data showed that drug and behavioral health treatments are among the greatest needs in the community with the least available services in the Coachella Valley.
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The Desert Sun surveyed 200 people experiencing homelessness in the Coachella Valley about health needs and access to health care.
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Young people who call the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation home have seen their community ravaged by the opioid epidemic. Could their voices also shed light on how the crisis might be solved?
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Cynthia Poten and Joseph Orozco, a participant in the 2018 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include:
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Cynthia Poten and Joseph Orozco, a participant in the 2018 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include:
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Cynthia Poten and Joseph Orozco, a participant in the 2018 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include:
Picture of Cynthia Poten
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Cynthia Poten and Joseph Orozco, a participant in the 2018 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include:

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