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Credit scores don't seem super important when your kid/friend/wife can’t keep a needle out of her arm or a knife away from her wrists.
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Hala Alyan
Whether it’s trauma or addiction it took me a long time to get the powerlessness thing, but in both cases it was the first step towards walking through it and being liberated and being able to tell a different story.
By Christian Arthur
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Five people described turning points in their lives — the moments that led them down a trail of dependency and addiction.
By Meryl Kornfield, Investigative Reporting Workshop


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