Oct 20 2017

Recovery courts divert vets from jail, into treatment

For nearly 30 years, drug courts – sometimes called “recovery courts” have offered a treatment alternative to jail for criminal defendants who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. More recently, local court systems across the U.S. have been developing a new type of recovery court, tailored to meet the...
Jun 20 2017

All cold turkey everything – Quitting smoking can increase chance of sobriety

Almost any addiction treatment provider will tell you that a strong support system is key to finding success in recovery. And for many users, support comes 20 to a box, 200 to a carton. Smoking cigarettes has long been associated with substance abuse as studies have shown that people with substance ...
Mar 28 2016

How a Caravan Will Bring Latin America’s Drug War to the UN’s Doorstep

March 28th, 2016 The Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice—a roving demonstration of the brutality of the War on Drugs in Latin America—kicked off today in Honduras, and will make its way through El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico before arriving in New York ahead of ahead of the United Nations summit ...
Mar 03 2016

Watch: Why This Mom Wants to Legalize Heroin Even Though It Killed Her Sons

The United States is not the only country struggling with overdose deaths—the UK has its fair share of prohibition-related problems as well. One mother is now speaking out against the country’s failed drug policies after she lost two of her sons to heroin overdoses, but her advocacy may not be...
Mar 03 2016

Five Important Ways LA County Will Keep Festival-Goers Safer This Summer

Los Angeles County officials have responded to festival-related drug deaths at Los Angeles’ HARD Summer Festival last year (and others across the country) by deciding on measures to prevent festival-related deaths in 2016. Notably, the LA County Board of Supervisors banned festivals from the county’...