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Puerto Rico has been sending drug addicts to Chicago for treatment and rehabilitation -- but the centers they're supposed to attend are unlicensed and chaotic, so many end up wandering the streets, homeless. Reporter Adriana Cardona-Maguidad explained how she stumbled onto the story on "This American Life."

 
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