According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 28 people die every day because of someone impaired behind the wheel. Though there have been plenty of studies confirming the risks of drunk driving, studies have not found similar results for driving while under the influence of marijuana. It is not clear if it even increases the number […]
Archive for May, 2016
The United States is in the midst of an epidemic. The small county I work in reports 3-5 calls per day for opiate related overdoses. Treatment programs from around the area have huge wait lists and people are dying every day. Experts at a recent round table discussion on the problem are predicting that it […]
A former Metro East judge serving a two-year prison sentence for heroin possession and a weapons charge has been assigned to a St. Louis halfway house as his release date nears.
In Massachusetts, if you are caught drinking and driving, most people know that you have the right to refuse a breathalyzer test, which results in an automatic 6 month license suspension. But few know what happens if you refuse other tests going along with an OUI arrest. Typically, if an officer suspects that you are […]
During the month of May, Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers, Mental Health America and countless other organizations across the country are bringing awareness to mental health. Mental Health Awareness Month aims to fight the stigma associated with mental health issues as well as provide support to those who may be struggling. While we support […]
A photo-essay (trigger warning) seeks to document heroin-assisted “treatment” (my quotes) and humanize heroin addiction. The author explains his intent: Throughout the project, I’d spoken with the subjects about the purpose of the photo essay – to challenge the stereotypes of drug genre photography and to help spread awareness about heroin-assisted treatment. He also describes the reality […]
Bill White recently put out a thought-provoking call for addiction professionals and institutions to engage in self inventory and practice professional humility: The challenges for each of us who work in this special service ministry and for the specialized industry of addiction treatment include conducting a regular inventory of clinical and administrative policies and practices to […]