The war on drugs has created convenient vehicles for looking tough on crime while hiding being the shield of public safety. But that shield gets worn down when our basic rights are curtailed through its use.
What is cheating? In my over 40 years of practicing family law, I have seen just about every reason under the sun for a divorce.
When I was a young girl growing up on suburban Long Island, in the 1950s, like all typical dreamers of that era, I used to fantasize about being a model.
Alameda County recently passed an ordinance that requires pharmaceutical companies to develop, manage and pay for a new local drug take-back program. There's good reason to believe very few people will participate in this program. It is also likely to result in higher drug prices and will produce few environmental benefits.
If prison isn't working, what will? How about asking this question: "If so many people are using drugs, what's wrong with reality?" Locking up drug users doesn't address this question.
Why is it that store-bought penny candy never gives you the same high when you're reintroduced to it as an adult? Is it because corporations keep finding cheaper ways to produce it, using lesser ingredients than they did back then? If so, how come it's still so darn expensive?
My husband Paul and I just came back from our second trip to Colombia. We know what you are thinking: danger, danger, drugs, dissolution, despair. Here's what I am thinking: fabulous, friendly, fun, fave country.
Good drug policy is good AIDS policy. Drug users and sex workers benefit more from services than from beatings and prison. And as law enforcement officials committed to protecting the public, we can support public health.
Let's try our marijuana luck in Malaysia shall we? Well, it just so happens that this is another country it would probably be best to mark off of your bong-hit bucket list.
Drug ads are required to list the most serious side effects for the prescription drugs they promote, and some are indeed serious. Do consumers take these warnings seriously, and do these frightening catalogs of symptoms change their attitudes toward the drugs?
How can we possibly reassure teens that they are safe and that these tragic events are low frequency events that are unlikely to happen yet again?
While imprisoned, Cameron relapsed and began using drugs again. Instead of getting the treatment for his addiction which would have addressed his craving, Cameron did what many other imprisoned substance abusers do.
Lotus Eaters follows a group of young Londoners as they struggle to find meaning in their lives, by drinking, drugging and partying at beautiful castles. It seems that everyone is connected to old money, so it's hard to feel too sympathetic for their plight.
Suffice it to say that sex "in my sixties" is not quite the same as sex was "during the sixties." Not that I don't still have sex, but after thirty years of marriage, I now embrace the concept of "cuddling with benefits" rather than the "Free Love" spirit of my hippie days.
Beyond a brand -- fine art blends with street, pop, conceptual and appropriation art with razor's edge, using contemporary commerce as a model and as as contextual base for the art, it's manufacturing and its marketing, commenting on social stratification.
As a community the issue of drug and alcohol use and abuse in teenagers and families is an epidemic crisis. We know that early education, prevention, intervention and treatment can change families' futures forever. Our mission is to raise this awareness.