Addiction is a disease, and that disease needs treatment and management, says Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey. As a result, hundreds and potentially thousands of offenders who may have been headed for jail time will now be headed for mandatory drug court if they have an addiction, which includes drug rehab options.
Women who experience intimate partner violence (IPA) are often reluctant to report problems to the authorities. Because of the nature of the experience, women who are victims may be isolated and lack the personal support needed to escape their situation. In addition, many victims are afraid to leave the economic security provided by their partner. [...]
The face of drug addiction is changing. While the traditional picture of substance abuse may bring to mind a young person who is perpetually down on their luck, increasing levels of prescription drug abuse is becoming prevalent among middle class populations as they become hooked on prescription opioids.
Is it just kids being kids, or do thousands of children actually need behavior-enhancing medications? The debate continues, with no clear answers except for data showing an increase in the number of prescriptions for medications to treat conditions like ADHD among children and preschoolers.