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…

Maryland's discovered something here - the link between taxes and drunk driving.

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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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  • 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,…

  • Will lowering the legal alcohol limits in Utah start a trend among states? 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 level became the norm when the federal government offered all states with higher limits a financial incentive to lower it to 0.08 percent. Naturally, the states all complied. As a result, this number has been traditionally accepted across…

  • 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…

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