The Prisoners of Drug Abuse and Addiction

The teenage years are the most vulnerable segment of an individual’s life, pretty much defining the making and marring of the inchoate brain. Drugs are capable of orchestrating the entire reward circuitry of your brain, translating a temptation of drug usage to drug abuse and subsequent drug addiction. As per the National Center for Drug […]

Reframing The War On Drugs: The Real Consequences of a Fictional War

Oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl, heroin. The names of these drugs haunt millions of American families who have lost loved ones to the opioid epidemic. No part of the country is immune to the terrible casualties of this epidemic. From rural towns to busy city-centers, opioid abuse has permeated all parts of American life. Our […]

The Criminal Justice System’s Responsibility For Drug Addiction Recovery

Reports from May and June in Jefferson County show an increase in drug overdoses. COVID-19 and bail reform are being blamed as the variables which led to this spike. This increase in overdoses shows that drug addicts are dependent on the government for help. A rehabilitative approach, rather than a punitive one, is more effective […]