Category Archives: Substance Abuse and Alcoholism/War on Drugs

One of the primary issues that identify Fawkes-Lee & Ryan’s program

Go Figure

I would hope that when participants in a substance abuse program are monitored they are monitored about whether they have remained straight and sober. Continue reading

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Strange But True

I know what needs to change and I also know how the problem has been inaccurately defined. Continue reading

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Death Watch

What is needed is a strategy to better understand what law enforcement is comfortable handling and which situations should be either left to citizens to handle themselves… Continue reading

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Addicts as Advocates

Dishonesty. It is a legitimate and useful defense mechanism. Continue reading

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Managing Mental Illness

What would be the best course of action to address the ongoing problem of the shootings in the United States? Devise and implement programs outside of the correctional environment to address substance abuse and mental illness. Stop ignoring the problem, crossing our fingers, hoping it will magically go away. Continue reading

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Exit Plan for the War on Drugs: The Crime of Addiction

Billions of dollars have and continue to be wasted on the criminal justice approach to addiction. Ironically making addicts criminals leads to a more dangerous society, not a safer one. Continue reading

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