Just a couple of years ago, overdose prevention laws had never been attempted in any red state and conventional wisdom said they never could be. Now not only have advocates in red states proven those stereotypes wrong, but many Southern naloxone programs have become models for the rest of the country.
If we hope to prevent violent crime in the US, we cannot constantly blame our problems on newcomers to our nation.
I'll preface by saying that I can only answer as a former officer; I could pretend to be able to retrospectively muse about what I'd have said when I was on patrol, but that's all it would be.
Ignoring the increasingly intertwined relation between human and drug trafficking is a privilege that the U.S and Mexico can no longer afford, not when this activity promises to rise alarmingly in the following years as drug cartels continue to gain power and impunity in Mexico.
To NBA fans, Chris Herren looked like he had it all. Money, fame and a gorgeous family. However, his life away from the bright lights of the NBA court was ridden with addiction to drugs and alcohol.
A new study released by the University of California-Irvine in conjunction with the RAND corporation, a non-profit global think tank, shows a correlation between states that have legalized marijuana and reduced rates of opioid addiction.
Death at an early age is a tragedy especially if it could have been prevented. Whitney and Bobbi shared more than an umbilical connection. The two were linked through faith but faith alone could not save them.
Sort of. You’re obviously not the same exact person you were in college. That Fear and Loathing poster no longer hangs ab...
After being put on Clonazepam in her mid-thirties to treat her panic attacks, Dr. Jennifer Leigh remained on the drug for 18 years. Without ever devi...
CBD appears to be a safe drug with no addictive effects, and the preliminary data suggest that it may have therapeutic value for a number of medical conditions. Addressing barriers that slow clinical research with CBD would accelerate progress.
Over the past decade, the incidences of contraband pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter drugs have increasingly appeared in U.S. markets. Just as counterfeit garments make their way into America, so do unregulated and fake drugs as the world becomes more interconnected.
We cannot seek to prevent the collapse of communities we deem valuable while ignoring the ones that produced these issues. We forget that there are people who are dying who have lived lives that we do not understand and who have people who love them as much as we love those around us and that this lack of connection with those affected prohibits us from developing comprehensive solutions.
The failure to the victims of El Chapo, both direct and indirect, is a miscarriage of justice of such magnitude that it may be the biggest crime of all.
"Amy" is a compelling piece of someone's life, if a little morbidly fascinating in its juxtaposition of talent and tragedy. Its tempo cleverly crescendoes with the growing intrusion of media and public voyeurism, another component to the unbearableness of living.
How can parents help their own children say no to affluenza? Or to become caring young adults, forsaking refuge in addictive behaviors? One answer may be right down the street: Their local church, temple or mosque.
Governor Snyder, I have no sympathy for drug dealers. Drugs took one of my sons -- and our entire family -- on a roller coaster ride through hell for seven years. But I don't think anyone should have to suffer the injustice that Richard Wershe Jr. has suffered.