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Congress Confronts Americans' Opiate Abuse

Gary Mendell lost his son to drug addiction and suicide four-and-a-half years ago. After eight tries at rehabilitation, Brian Mendell had finally conquered his addiction but he couldn’t escape the stigma of his battle.   “He took his own life out of shame and guilt over what he had done to us as a family and what he had done to his life,” Mendell said.   He is one of the millions of family members across the United States who have suffered as a result of America’s growing...

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