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Think is a daily, topic-driven interview and call-in program hosted by Krys Boyd covering a wide variety of topics ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology and emerging trends to food and wine, travel, adventure, and entertainment.



Finding Hope After Heroin

July 13th, 2017

For nearly a decade, Tracey Helton Mitchell lived on the streets of San Francisco addicted to heroin. She joins us to talk about how she eventually became a stable mother of three after getting clean – and about how our rehab system can be improved. Mitchell is the author of “The Big Fix: Hope After Heroin” (DaCapo).

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