Is the Trump Administration Revamping the War on Drugs?

In 1971, President Nixon declared the “War on Drugs,” labeling drug abuse as “public enemy number one.” The creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) followed soon after; they were charged with enforcing federal regulations and combating the drug trade both nationally and internationally. Nixon’s move signaled the start of nationwide mass incarcerations and minimum sentences for…

AG Jeff Sessions wants to breathe new life into the old war on drugs.

Drugs and the Law

District Sales Manager of Insys Pharmaceuticals Arrested After Being Found Addicted to His Own Product

Subsys is a form of fentanyl that’s sprayed under the tongue. Typically, it’s prescribed for people with a terminal illness, like late-stage cancer. Subsys , an extremely potent opioid, can only be prescribed for people who have developed a tolerance to other opioids. To put it into perspective, fentanyl is 50 times more powerful than…

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    In 1971, President Nixon declared the “War on Drugs,” labeling drug abuse as “public enemy number one.” The creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) followed soon after; they were charged with enforcing federal regulations and combating the drug trade both nationally and internationally. Nixon’s move signaled the start of nationwide mass incarcerations and minimum sentences for…

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    In 2010, I was arrested for a “DUI with Enhancements” and reckless driving. I was barely twenty-one and hadn’t faced any real consequences of my substance abuse. I didn’t put up a fight. After the police finally got me to pull over, I practically fell out of my car crying and exclaiming that I was…

  • Medicaid recipients may soon see limited access to methadone for pain control. CDC Wants Medicaid to Restrict Access to Methadone for Pain

    Methadone is in the hot seat again. Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged Medicaid to restrict access to the drug, citing that methadone – when prescribed for pain, not for opiate addiction – accounted for one in four prescription opioid deaths in 2014. Methadone rose to popularity among certain…

  • Maryland's discovered something here - the link between taxes and drunk driving. What Do Taxes and Drunk Driving Have in Common? (You’d Be Surprised!)

    Organizations in every state have implemented countless initiatives to reduce drunk driving. Maryland seems to have found one that works. They simply raised the sales tax on alcohol. In 2011, Maryland raised the state sales tax on alcohol from 6 percent to 9 percent. At the time, the goal was to increase revenues. The hike…

  • First responders must now follow a specific protocol when they encounter fentanyl. First Responders Worry About Accidental Fentanyl Exposure

    Fentanyl. It’s known to be 50 times more potent than heroin, and a speck the size of a few grains of salt can kill. By now, you’ve probably heard of this beast and the toll it’s taken on so many lives around the country. A whopping 5554 people overdosed on the synthetic opioid in 2014,…

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