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Prison and Politics - Part III

The success of any criminal justice initiative is judged on outcome. You and I think in terms of safer communities and prisons. That seems reasonable, doesn’t it? 1,062 more words

James L'Etoile

Addictive Prescription Drugs

While drug addiction is sometimes thought of as a problem affecting only “certain groups”, the data on prescription abuse tell another story. In fact, the CDC has termed such abuse as a “growing, deadly epidemic.” 668 more words


My First Day in Drug Rehab

Well I had a vacation a few weeks back and had some time to write. It’s fiction, based on my experiences in rehab. During my two weeks off I was able to put together ten-thousand words of this stuff and I was having fun. 758 more words

Zachary Luke Sickels

Addiction - First nation

I watched a documentary today, about.. Opiate addiction amongst Canadian ‘First nation’s people’. In a ‘featured’ community area, it seems that opiate use is widespread, with many interviewees saying they used ‘Oxycontin’ & other similar drugs on a daily basis. 140 more words

More Heroin Addicts - but why?

Why are so many people using heroin? — In general, people begin taking drugs for a variety of reasons like:

  • To feel good.
  • To relieve suffering from anxiety, stress or depression,
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Saying NO to the Addict you Love


You try to make plans because that’s how you are: responsible. You try to get it all figured out because you are intelligent and optimistic and believe that if you are determined enough and strong enough and have enough integrity and set the right example and do everything the very best that you can, just the way your parents taught you, that no matter if you are going through challenges right now, it will be okay, somewhere down the line, like tomorrow maybe. 779 more words