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An Alcohol Tax Slated to Generate Funds for Addiction Programs Fails in Alaska

In Alaska a measure to establish a viable way to pay for alcohol detoxification and treatment has failed to garner enough votes to come into effect. In fact, the vote was lost 6-5. The ballot proposed to establish a 5.5% tax on alcohol to help fund the myriad of alcohol...

Narcan Is Saving Lives and May Lead to Rehab Help for Some

New Jersey is revamping its efforts to save drug addicts suffering from overdose deaths. According to App.com Narcan (or naloxone), the life saving medicine, has been administered to 120 overdose victims, and has an excellent success rate. There were only 11 reported instances of the medicine being unable to revive...

Congress Abolishes the Government Ban on Medical Marijuana Despite risk of Marijuana Abuse

Jan. 6th– The L.A. Times reports that congress has relinquished their prohibition against medical marijuana- hidden inside a 1,603 page federal spending provision. This marks a new age for the nation, and will eventually perpetuate the legalization of pot for recreational uses, and put people at risk for marijuana abuse....

Broward Judge Pollack Couldn’t Complete Outpatient Alcohol Treatment and Resigns after Intoxication on the Bench

The Sun Sentinel reports that Broward Judge Pollack resigned from the bench on Jan. 6th. She decided to resign after being denied reinstatement, after she presided on the bench drunk for the second time. Pollack attempted to seek outpatient alcohol treatment in Gainesville in 2014, but did not complete the...

The War on Drugs has Failed: NJ to Treat Heroin Addicts as Patients, not Criminals

12/30­­ NJ.com reports that governor Chris Christie has abandoned the ineffective War on Drugs. Not intended as a dig at the famed Hilary Clinton, but the initiative has ceased to yield positive results for American society in the last 30 years. New Jersey will begin to treat those with heroin...

Massachusetts Aims To Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

With prescription drug abuse now at worrying levels across Massachusetts, the state’s Public Health Council has launched a new range of measures that is aimed to lower cases of opiate dependency, and to stop addicts from shopping around for doctors in the hope of obtaining some drugs. In a way,...

Jail Time for Drug Abuse Is Misguided, Says District Court Judge

How to rehabilitate people who have been involved in substance abuse, or drug-related crime, has been a debate rolling in the US legal system for many years. After all, the cost of incarcerating someone can be high, and at times, our network of jails can be close to bursting. But...

Ohio Senator Pushes For Drug Treatment Expansion Bill

As reported by the Columbus Dispatch in the article Sherrod Brown Pushes Bill to Expand Drug Addiction Treatment (9/3), an Ohio senator is pushing to pass a new bill that will open up doors for more opiate treatment options in the state. Senator Sherrod Brown is currently working with legislators...

ALCU Challenges New Law That Targets Drug Addicted Mothers

Harbor Village Florida comments on ALCU challenging a new law that targets drug addicted mothers. As reported by The Huffington Post in the article ALCU Seeks to Challenge Law Targeting Pregnant Drug Addicts (7/11), the American Civil Liberties Union is now looking for a woman who has been targeted under...

Researchers Recommend New Drug Abuse Laws To Prevent Hepatitis C

A group of UC San Francisco researchers are recommending a six new regulations to prevent the rapid spread of hepatitis C. It is estimated more than 31,000 young people may be newly infected with the virus each year in the United States due to injection-drug use. The research project, U...

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