Drug Law and Crime

Fentanyl Seizures Around the U.S. Skyrocket 

Record-setting seizures of fentanyl prove this deadly drug is still on the rise.

Fentanyl. Two milligrams of this stuff can kill an adult. That’s less than a pinch of salt. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that’s up to 50 times more powerful than heroin. In recent years, fentanyl has become more prevalent across the nation, adding to the already staggering death toll of the opioid epidemic. Its increasing presence is easily seen […]

Walmart is the Latest Pharmacy Chain to Limit Opioid RX’s

Walmart's policy caps new opioid prescriptions at a seven-day supply and limits dosages.

What happens when over 100 Americans a day die from opioid-related substance abuse? Policies change. The outcry becomes so loud it can’t be ignored, and everyone – including retailers – is forced to stand up and take notice of the opioid epidemic. The latest addition to nation-wide policy changes is taking place at the Walmart […]

Fentanyl: The Latest Lethal Injection Cocktail Ingredient?

Capital punishment in the United States has been thrown into a tailspin recently, as a nationwide shortage of the medications required for lethal injections has forced some states to explore alternative methods of execution. One of the alternatives being considered? The synthetic opioid, fentanyl. A Closer Look at Fentanyl As an implement of execution, fentanyl […]

Addiction Treatment: What’s in Store for 2018?

We learned a lot about addiction treatment in 2017, but what's in store for 2018?

What was accomplished in the field of recovery during 2017? Here’s the honest answer: more than some believed possible and less than others had hoped. As we take the year in review, we see many changes. From the highest levels of government to the smallest town meetings, substance abuse issues affected every individual across the […]

7 Ways the Gov’t Could Help the Nation’s Drug Crisis

Nearly 2.5 million Americans are hooked on opioids like prescription painkillers or heroin. Each day, 44 Americans die from an opioid overdose. We’re in the midst of ever growing addiction epidemic. Can anything be done to reverse this dangerous trend? Because the current opioid crisis affects our nation as a whole, the government could play […]

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