Drug Law and Crime

Does Data Show Supervised Injection Sites Save Lives?

What impact do supervised injection sites have on society and the drug epidemic?

A recent article in Forbes Magazine reported on a group of opioid activists “going rogue” to prove safe injection sites save lives. One of these injection sites was independently observed by UC San Diego medical sociologist Peter Davidson and RTI International epidemiologist Alex Kral. Their findings were later published in The American Journal of Preventative […]

AG Sessions: Creating a Culture Hostile on Drug Abuse

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vows to crack down on healthcare fraud and opiate scams.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced earlier this month that the U.S. Justice Department will be focusing on “healthcare fraud and opioid scams” by implementing a pilot program which would send federal prosecutors across cities most affected by addiction and overdoses. Further, he and President Trump spoke about reviving the “Just Say No” campaign, a strategy […]

The Opiate Crisis is Officially a Nat’l Emergency: Now What?

How will people benefit from declaring the opioid epidemic a national emergency?

Following the advisement of his Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, President Trump recently announced he’ll be declaring the opioid epidemic a national emergency. But what does this mean, exactly? President Trump Declares War on Drugs By elevating this crisis to an official “national emergency,” the President releases much-needed resources to fight […]

President Trump Speaks on the Nation’s Opiate Crisis

The Trump administration recently made opiate addiction its highest priority.

“Nobody is safe from this epidemic that threatens young and old, rich and poor, urban and rural communities. Everybody is threatened. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and opioid overdose deaths have nearly quadrupled since 1999. It is a problem the likes of which we have not […]

Should We Involuntarily Commit People for Using Drugs?

Would you send an addicted loved one to rehab against their will?

Your brother is addicted to painkillers. He’s overdosed twice. He refuses to get help…but you know he’ll be dead soon if he doesn’t. Should you be able to commit him to a rehab facility against his will? This is the debate raging throughout many states today. So far, Massachusetts is the forerunner of new legislation. […]

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