Tag: Drug Abuse and Traffic

Anxiety and Depression Rises Among Young Adults, Blacks and Latinos in Pandemic

The collateral damage from the pandemic continues: Young adults, as well as Black and Latino people of all ages, describe rising levels of anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts, and increased substance abuse, according to findings reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a research survey, U.S. residents reported signs of eroding […]

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An Exhibition Tells the Story of a Drug War Leader, but Not All of It

Harry J. Anslinger’s pioneering work as head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics has largely been unsung, though experts see him as the founding father of America’s war on drugs. In 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration raised his profile with a symposium that focused on the decades he spent creating national drug policy, starting in […]

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Using Telemedicine to Treat Opioid Addiction

Covid-19 has made life much harder for people with opioid addiction. But the response to the virus has also revealed a way forward that could radically expand effective treatment and reduce overdose deaths. Until now, getting effective treatment depended on where you lived. Forty percent of American counties — much of Appalachia, for example — […]

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Law to Reduce Crack Cocaine Sentences Leaves Some Imprisoned

WASHINGTON — Lazelle Maxwell, 48, is nearly 12 years into a 30-year sentence for a nonviolent crack cocaine charge, a penalty exacerbated by previous run-ins with law enforcement that led to his designation as a career offender. Three years into remission after a diagnosis of prostate cancer, Mr. Maxwell has no major disciplinary infractions on his […]

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