Excellent article about addiction, overdose, treatment, medication assistance therapy, PMP’s and Narcan from the September 8, 2014 The New Yorker: click here
Halloween fell on a Friday night this year and college towns around the country were overrun with parties and alcohol-fueled hospitalizations. New Brunswick’s police force, EMT’s and hospitals were overwhelmed: click here.
A Natural Fix for ADHD from last Sunday’s New York Times.
I’m in favor of punishment and consequences, but after people have served their time, I think they should be allowed to move forward. Today Californians will vote on reclassifying some crimes from felonies to misdemeanors in an attempt to make it easier for ex-offenders to find jobs. This excellent piece appeared on 538.com: click here.
This guy is very sharp. He does an excellent job explaining why medication should be a part of some treatment and recovery regimens. My only disagreement is that I think needle exchange programs are a little better than he makes them out to be. Read the interview from The Fix.com here: one man’s war on treatment.
For Addiction Treatment Professionals: sexual misconduct on the job.
More marijuana facts: What the Marijuana Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know
My favorite, current-sitting, NJ politician, Senator Joe Vitale, appeared at Rutgers in late October and spoke at an Overdose Vigil. His 21 bills that address education, prevention, treatment and recovery are a fantastic way to address the opiate epidemic. While Governor Christie gets headlines for saying things, Senator Vitale quietly works towards getting big things done. Read about it: Overdose Vigil at Rutgers.
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