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Guest column: By reducing incarceration, Oregon can improve safety

It is no secret that the U.S. criminal justice system is oversized. Much of its growth was driven by the belief that the harsher our laws, the safer our communities. 53 more words

Oregon Legislature

(2) Obstacles to my prosperity

Dan Rodricks complained that a recent Baltimore City ordinance on panhandling failed to address “the underlying issues.” He has failed to address them either; so, I thought I would. 1,325 more words


OnTrack does have DUII certificates

Oregon health officials raised concerns that OnTrack Inc. failed to show it had completed DUII treatment certificates for offenders during an unannounced visit, but the addictions recovery program said Monday it had the documents all along. 6 more words

Mail Tribune

Folksinger Opens up About Cocaine Addiction

ABILENE- In a rare public interview, beloved folksinger Jackie “Drifter” McFretboard confirmed rumors that he continues to use cocaine nearly every day, and that his marriage and career are suffering as a result. 510 more words


What is the psychiatric evaluation process for drug treatment?

If you or someone you know are dealing with drug addiction and need treatment for that drug addiction, a psychiatric evaluation will be conducted as part of the process. 392 more words

Drug Treatment

Lives of Substance: project's final report now out

Final report from SSAC’s Lives of Substance project now available.

Despite decades of research, policymaking and service provision, much remains unknown about lived experiences of alcohol and other drug addiction or dependence in Australia. 556 more words

Qualitative Research

Patients are prisoners, prisoners are patients: the state will protect you

In Massachusetts, the state can imprison you without convicting you of a crime. The law that authorizes civil commitment for drug and alcohol treatment is called Section 35. 503 more words

Law And Society