Militarization in Ferguson has its roots in programs that allowed government agencies to transfer army equipment to local police forces for counterdrug activities. But these policies often cause more harm than good.
The Massachusetts legislature passed a bill requiring insurers to cover inpatient addiction detoxification and treatment, knocking down a major barrier to treatment for many.
Now that 50,000 drug offenders are eligible to apply for early release, treatment providers should focus on helping them have a smooth re-entry and a strong start in recovery.
On July 16, journalists, physicians, treatment experts, and advocates gathered to discuss the growing problem of prescription drug and heroin addiction. Here are our top ten takeaways.
Every hour, one baby is born to a mother with an opiate addiction. Tennessee is addressing this problem the wrong way with a new law that makes it a crime to take drugs while pregnant.