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Mom posts photos of son 7 months apart to show effects of addiction

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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults struggled with a sustenance use disorder in 2017. In the same year, 70,200 people died as a result of overdoses. 

A mother from Wentzville, Missouri, knows these statistics all too well. Jennifer Salfen-Tracy's son, Cody Bishop, seemed to be set up for a good life after graduating from Wentzville Holt High School in 2011 as a successful student-athlete.