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1 State Opioid Laws & Prescribing Limits

State Opioid Laws & Prescribing Limits

May 2nd, 2017

Can limiting pain pill prescriptions reduce the overall number of deaths associated with abuse of opioids? We take a look at example states and offer an overview: If it works… all states should follow suit!

1 How Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Substance Use Treatment: A Counselor’s Opinion

How Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Substance Use Treatment: A Counselor’s Opinion

March 25th, 2017

The legalization of marijuana makes many addiction treatment professionals uneasy. Here, we get an insider’s look into how recent changes in policy can/will impact the addiction industry as a whole. A timely and important commentary here.

Consequences of selling drugs illegally in the U.S.

Consequences of selling drugs illegally in the U.S.

November 5th, 2016

An opinion piece on the dangers of plea bargains and early release of drug traffickers from retired DEA Special Agent and drug diversion expert, Warren Rivera.

1 Family court for gambling problems: A Judge's Perspective

Family court for gambling problems: A Judge’s Perspective

February 20th, 2016

How do judges rule on court cases involving families and problem gambling? More here, from the perspective of a practicing judge within the system.

1 Four legal consequences of substance use

Four legal consequences of substance use

August 12th, 2015

What kinds of federal legal consequences do you face if you are found guilty of a drug offense? The Legal Action Center helps us understand laws and penalties of drug use. More here

7 Courts and medication assisted treatment: Your legal rights

Courts and medication assisted treatment: Your legal rights

June 23rd, 2015

Have you been kicked off medication assisted treatment by a court? Here’s how you can fight for your legal rights.

Joe Biden's quotes on substance abuse and drug laws (INFOGRAPHIC)

Joe Biden’s quotes on substance abuse and drug laws (INFOGRAPHIC)

January 30th, 2015

“I am the guy that authored that drug court policy. We should divert the convicts into treatment.”; “There is a difference between sending someone to jail for a few ounces of marijuana and legalizing it.” More quotes from Joe Biden on drug laws and public policy here.

BREAK OUT: Prisons and drug offenders (INFOGRAPHIC)

BREAK OUT: Prisons and drug offenders (INFOGRAPHIC)

January 27th, 2014

Why are there are so many addicts behind bars? We explore the relationship between substance abuse and imprisonment visually in this exclusive infographic. We also offer alternatives to prison terms for drug use sentences. BREAK OUT of outdated thinking and join us here!

8 Opiate substitution medications: 3 reasons governments should legalize them

Opiate substitution medications: 3 reasons governments should legalize them

March 21st, 2011

Governments that ban opiate substitution therapies often do not understand their uses and applications. Here we present three (3) reasons for the legalization of opiate substitution medications such as methadone and buprenorphine.

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