Downside of Drug Courts

Downside of Drug Courts
New York Times
“Outside Box, U.S. Judges Offer Addicts New Path” (front page, March 2), reported on the benefits ofdrug courts and their increasing popularity. But enthusiasm for replicating drug courts should be tempered with a healthy dose of caution. Drug ...

TIL that Portugal's response to drug addiction was to decriminalize ...
TIL that Portugal's response to drug addiction was to decriminalize drug use and invest in treatment and support. In the following decade, "problematic" use had ...

Alcoholics Anonymous host allegedly sold drugs at meetings | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News: " . . . Shepard, 64, turned the club at 4267 S. Orcas St. into a hub for prescription drug dealing, selling only to people who became members of the club in order to avoid law-enforcement detection, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Shepard sold drugs to someone working with law enforcement five times in January and February. Some of those sales were reportedly monitored or witnesses by undercover officers. Court documents say Shepard sold the pills in between meetings. "It's like, 'Show-up early, stay late and get your drugs, and in-between if you want to learn a little more about AA,  we can talk about that too,'" Whitcomb said. Shepard was arrested Monday, and officers found prescription narcotics and two guns inside the Nomadian Community Resource Center, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Shepard could face up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine if found guilty of selling oxycodone . . . "

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