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Drug Courts Choose Medical Science Over Profits and Ideology

(15) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 4:56 PM

The Huffington Post pointed out today what happens when an individual Drug Court fails to follow proven best practices for Drug Courts (Federal Government Set To Crack Down On Drug Courts That Fail Addicts). But, it fell well short of explaining how addiction medications are used by the...

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Lindsay Lohan: Punishment or Treatment?

(67) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 9:28 AM

In December, Lindsay Lohan's probation was revoked and her case was scheduled for a hearing on January 30. Ms. Lohan's pending court date will undoubtedly rekindle the debate over the proper response for repeat offenders, particularly those with a substance abuse history. From one side, we...

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"All Rise!": A Better Way of Justice Is Now In Session

(232) Comments | Posted July 21, 2009 | 1:43 PM

Walk into any courtroom in America and you will hear two words that bring everyone to attention. As the judge takes the bench and the court officer loudly proclaims, "all rise," the courtroom quiets down and all stand focused on our system of justice.

But this command -- "all...

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