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Recovering Addicts Are Going Cold Turkey on YouTube

Influencers have shot to fame by sharing experiences with addiction, but their success is fraught

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TThroughout most of his twenties, Jason Ortega only once used drugs — a “minor mushroom trip,” he says. But after his first edible, he was hooked. Soon, he was using work credit cards to buy supplies from his local…

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