A Growing Number of Americans: Drug Abuse Is a Health Issue, Not a Crime

A Growing Number of Americans: Drug Abuse Is a Health Issue, Not a Crime
Ever since President Nixon deemed drug abuse “public enemy number one” back in 1971, the U.S. prison population has grown by 700 percent. The U.S. Department of Justice reports that in 2011 nearly half of all inmates in federal prison were serving time …
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COMPLETE COVERAGE: National Prescription Drug Abuse Summit
ATLANTA, Ga. (WYMT)- Below you will find complete coverage of the National Prescription Drug Abuse Summit. WYMT's Tanner Hesterberg and Matthew Rand are at the summit and will bring you coverage of the event.
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'Your Voice, Your Vote:' Prescription drug abuse
Former Oregon U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton, who is now CEO of Lines of Life, a nonprofit agency that works to prevent substance abuse and suicide; Dr. Sharon Meieran, an emergency room physician; and Sarah Pierce, who was addicted to painkillers, join …
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