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Will a New Nevada Law Cut down on Opiate Overdose Deaths?

As of the first of the month, a new law in Nevada took effect – a multifaceted piece of legislation designed to begin the process of reducing the number of...

Legal Marijuana in Nevada

If there’s anywhere in America where recreational marijuana was going to be legalized, it would be Nevada. The state behind Sin City is already well-known for its regulated prostitution and...

What Is a Prescription Monitoring Program?

Abuse of prescription medications is a major issue in the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that prescription medication abuse is one of the leading causes of substance...

The Comprehensive Guide to Drug Possession Laws

Possession of any amount of illicit drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, “club” drugs like ecstasy, and in some cases marijuana, remains illegal in the vast majority of US...

State and Local Level Efforts on Substance Abuse Treatment

An Ohio City Reaches out to Addicted Locals Heroin and prescription drug abuse has reached the level of an epidemic in the US. According to the 2014 National Survey on...

How the Presidential Office Has Shaped the Drug Treatment Industry

The War on Drugs has proven to be America’s longest war. It was Nixon who coined the term, although the concept was years in the making. From the inception of...

How Courts Have Shaped Addiction, Mental Health & Treatment in the US

The entire history of the US, post-Columbus, is built into the current legal system. The US follows the federalist system of government. Power is consolidated in one centralized government authority...

Federal Legislation Affecting Substance Abuse and Treatment in the US

Anyone in the United States who watched television in the 1980s may recall an adorable cartoon paper man bouncing up and down the stairs of the capitol building and explaining...

Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization

The criminal justice approach to viewing drug use in the United States is associated with some interesting statistics: In 2014, over 1.5 million arrests were made for violations of drug laws,...

What Are Nevada’s Laws on Drugs and Alcohol?

The state of Nevada has a long history, being admitted to the Union at the height of the Civil War. But it is best known for a history that comes...

Drug Laws in Texas

Despite the state of Texas having a longstanding reputation for being tough on crime, drug laws in the Lone Star State rank on the more progressive and forward-moving end of...

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