Governor Chris Christie’s conflicting views on how to handle people struggling with drug addiction mirrors the ambivalence many Americans feel.
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.
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.
Last week, I was shocked to learn of a massive college drug bust in my home state of Alabama. Arresting and expelling students is no way to reduce substance abuse on campus. In fact, it is counterproductive.
Phoenix House and the Fix hosted a lively Twitter debate on drug policy. Nonprofit leaders, treatment providers, writers, and even the ONDCP weighed in on questions like mandated treatment, harm reduction, regulating, and legalizing drugs.