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San Diego's Detox Bed Deficit

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Many San Diegans who are addicted to drugs are begging for help.

One intake specialist at a local detox program said that at least once a week, someone stops her on her way to work, begging for a detox bed so they can get clean. She often has to turn them away.

For the entire San Diego region, there are about 70 beds where Medi-Cal patients can get the help needed to detox. None are in the city of San Diego, where most fentanyl overdose deaths occurred in recent years.

This week, senior investigative reporter Lisa Halverstadt joins us to talk about her latest story on the detox bed deficit.

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