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Jason Cherkis

Heroin Addicts Finally Get Some Help From Kentucky Drug Courts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky will no longer require opioid addicts to stop taking prescribed treatment medications as a condition of participating in the st...

Ryan Grim

White House Drug Czar Shares The Best Moment Of His Senate Confirmation Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Testifying before Congress can be a grueling experience, especially when the Senate is considering whether to approve your nomination fo...

Matt Ferner

Here's One Simple Way We Can Change The Conversation About Drug Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

The negative words we use to describe drug addiction -- "clean" vs. "dirty," "patient" vs. "addict" -- can drive some individuals away from the very h...

Jason Cherkis

Kentucky Considers Changes To Drug Courts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Kentucky court system is reconsidering how its drug courts treat defendants thanks to a new federal policy that is pushing them to o...

New Drug Czar Is Better Than Predecessors

Grant Smith | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Grant Smith

The drug czar's office has long functioned as a cheerleader for punitive drug policies. However, under the Obama administration, the drug czar's office has made a notable shift in rhetoric and tone.

Senate Confirms New Drug Czar

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's nominee to serve as U.S. drug "czar" won unanimous approval in the Senate Monday as lawmakers vowed to cu...

Ryan Grim

Federal Government Set To Crack Down On Failing Drug Courts

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government is cracking down on drug courts that refuse to let opioid addicts access medical treatments such as Suboxone, sai...

Saki Knafo

White House Admits Prison Won't Solve The Drug Problem, But Drug War Grinds On

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration's drug czar admitted Wednesday that locking people up won't keep them from using drugs, but he stopped short of renouncing pu...

White House Outlines 2014 Drug Control Policy

AP | ALAN SUDERMAN | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Closely mirroring its past positions, the Obama administration's 2014 drug policy will focus tightly on curbing heroin use and p...

Friday Talking Points -- Freedom From Job Lock

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The next big legislative fight (raising the debt ceiling) is just around the corner, and the Republicans can't seem to agree on what to hold as hostage.