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This series was produced with the support of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund....
By Susan Steimle
"If you have a loved one struggling with addiction and you’re looking for a safe place to send them for recovery in California, good luck."
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The opioid epidemic has given rise to an illicit gold rush as patient brokers and treatment centers profit off desperate addicts, funneling them to shoddy treatment centers and fraudulent “sober” homes at a profit of thousands per head.
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A common dilemma faced by law enforcement officials in Sonoma County California and across the nation: What do you do with someone whose mental health crisis does not yet present a major risk of injury or death?
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It's true that some people, and some groups of people, have a greater susceptibility to certain addictions than others. But it's a mistake to think that those with different susceptibilities are immune from the hazards of addiction.

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Young people are suffering from mental health problems in unprecedented numbers — it's a problem that deserves a dedicated, thorough and sensitive investigation, says journalist Gisela Telis.

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