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The unseen toll of heroin addiction

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Heroin addicts seeking help are running into barriers blocking them from treatment. The high costs for care and unwillingness on the part of insurance companies to pay for inpatient rehab are taking their toll on addicts and their families. (April 7) Video provided by AP


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