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Jennifer Austin, a recovery coach who has struggled with addiction, usually hosts Narcotics Anonymous classes at this Salvation Army center in Ogdensburg, N.Y. They've been canceled because of the pandemic, leaving more people vulnerable to relapse and overdose. "I've had people I've never worked with before reach out to me and say, 'Jen, what do I do?'" Austin said. Brian Mann/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Sees Deadly Drug Overdose Spike During Pandemic

"During the pandemic, basically everything is pointed in the wrong direction," says one federal health official, who calls the convergence of COVID-19 and America's addiction crisis "a nightmare."

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New Jobless Claims Dip Below 1 Million For 1st Time Since March

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The Lonely Surfer Jack Nitzsche
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Genius of Love Tom Tom Club

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Why The Novel Coronavirus Has The Power To Launch A Pandemic

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Signal Sohn
Tilted Christine and the Queens
Stella Andreas Vollenweider
The Ballad of Barbara Allen Goldmund
Zissou Society Blue Star Cadets/Ned's Theme [Take 1] Mark Mothersbaugh
String Quartet no. 14 Julliard String Quartet
L Tycho
Trouble Was For Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
A Violent Yet Flammable World Au Revoir Simone

Jennifer Austin, a recovery coach who has struggled with addiction, usually hosts Narcotics Anonymous classes at this Salvation Army center in Ogdensburg, N.Y. They've been canceled because of the pandemic, leaving more people vulnerable to relapse and overdose. "I've had people I've never worked with before reach out to me and say, 'Jen, what do I do?'" Austin said. Brian Mann/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Sees Deadly Drug Overdose Spike During Pandemic

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Scattering Light Hammock
I'm Ready Loupo
Boogie Stop Shuffle Charles Mingus
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More Than This Roxy Music

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