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New Involuntary Commitment Laws Threaten Drug Users

Posted under Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio

While many states have had laws in place for some time that allow short term involuntary commitment of drug users, the time they can be held against their will is generally limited. But the laws are getting more stringent and the time allowed for commitment longer and longer. Many people will also find themselves spending that time in private prisons that are hurting for customers. more…

Local Girl Wins Her Personal War on Drugs. What Was the Key?

Posted under Michigan

Today I read a drug rehab success story about a girl who’s been through more twists and turns than a busy summer for about 20 roller-coasters. It took years of work and defeat, but when she finally reached the end the ride and stepped off onto the platform to create her new life, she’d done an incredible job. Here’s a little of her history. more…

Is Alcohol Abuse a Lesser Problem for Kids Who Drink at Home?

Posted under Alcohol, Michigan, Young People

Many parents think that if they let their kids drink at home, instead of going to bars or parties where they’re unsupervised and going to have to drive home, they’re going to be safe. That is not the case. In fact, it could foster substance abuse. What are your options? Alcohol rehab should be at more…

Heroin Overdose – Who is Responsible?

Posted under Heroin, Michigan

This week in Michigan, an 18 year old woman drug dealer sold heroin to a 24 year old man, who later died from what was determined to be a drug overdose. The man was an addict, not a first-time user, who apparently was stuck in a pretty serious drug addiction. The young woman was arrested more…

Addiction Help in Midland County, Michigan Changed Her Life

Posted under Addiction Help, Intervention, Michigan

Being born to drug addicted parents may be the worst turn of luck for any individual. Having drugs in your system at birth is a barrier that few people ever overcome. “Mylissa has been battling drug addiction since she was born,” said a recent news story. Because her parents were addicted and their lives were more…