Virginia Wants Treatment – Not Jail – For Its Addicted Citizens

During the four years I was in prison, I met hundreds and hundreds of women. Many were first-time, nonviolent offenders – and almost all were battling some type of chemical dependency. For those with substance abuse problems, incarceration did nothing to address the root cause. In fact, a bulk of those who were released came…

A new poll shows Virginia favors addiction treatment options in favor of jail time.

Drugs and the Law

Utah Pushes Groundbreaking Law to Change DUI Limits

Since the 1990’s, 0.08 has been the US gold standard for DUI limits. This blood alcohol content percentage became the norm when the federal government offered all states with higher limits a financial incentive to lower it to 0.08 percent. The states all complied. As a result, this number has been traditionally accepted across the…

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  • A new poll shows Virginia favors addiction treatment options in favor of jail time. Virginia Wants Treatment – Not Jail – For Its Addicted Citizens

    During the four years I was in prison, I met hundreds and hundreds of women. Many were first-time, nonviolent offenders – and almost all were battling some type of chemical dependency. For those with substance abuse problems, incarceration did nothing to address the root cause. In fact, a bulk of those who were released came…

  • A New York judge recently ordered a woman struggling with addiction not to get pregnant. Can a Judge Order Me Not to Get Pregnant?

    A judge in New York recently ordered a woman who’s addicted to drugs not to get pregnant. While no one would argue that someone with an extreme drug problem should get pregnant, there are complex issues involved in ordering someone not to conceive from the bench. The woman at the core of this issue is the…

  • Veterinarians are now being targeted by people seeking prescription medications. Doctor Shopping…at the Local Vet’s Office?

    The United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic; each day, 91 people die of an opioid-related overdose. It has gotten so bad that some people are willing to do whatever it takes to get high – even taking medication that’s prescribed to their pets. Newest Disturbing Trend This “doggy doctor shopping” is a relatively new…

  • Should we be asking cops to determine who's dealing and who needs treatment? Desperate or Dealer: Officers Tasked With the Vetting Process

    Katrina was arrested in 2006 in South Florida for selling a small amount of heroin. Recently kicked out of a rehab for fraternizing with men, she was living between the couches of different “friends,” most of whom were on drugs or associated with the drug trade. She was selling drugs and sex for money to…

  • Despite a lack of research, many are turning to pot to treat ailing pets. Would You Give Medical Marijuana to a Chronically Ill Pet?

    Medical marijuana isn’t just for humans anymore. All around the country, pet owners are turning to pot as a way to alleviate their furry friends’ pain and suffering. Whether their cats are dealing with arthritis or their dogs are suffering from pain and inflammation, more and more people are looking to marijuana as an alternative…

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