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A potent foe links parents of addicts

Support group provides guidance and eases burden

From left, Joanne Peterson, Liisa Bennett, and Linda Wohlen are members of Learn to Cope, a group for parents of heroin and OxyContin users. From left, Joanne Peterson, Liisa Bennett, and Linda Wohlen are members of Learn to Cope, a group for parents of heroin and OxyContin users. (SARAH BREZINSKY GILBERT for the boston globe)
By Stephanie Neil
Globe Correspondent / March 29, 2007

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Joanne Peterson wanted to believe the doctors when they said her 19-year-old son was suffering from depression. But instinct told her something else was wrong. Very wrong. (Full article: 1030 words)

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