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Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

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In this March 11, 2014 photo, Nora Milligan prepares to drive from her home in Patchogue, NY. Milligan, a single mom, is fighting healthcare providers in court for denial of care to her heroin-addicted son. Having exhausted her finances for his care, she continues to live in the home she raised him even as it is being foreclosed. As the number of heroin users in the U.S. rises, more addicts are seeking help but running into barriers that block them from treatment, including lack of beds in packed facilities, high costs for care and unwillingness on the part of insurance companies to pay for inpatient rehab. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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