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    Substance Abuse and Crime

    Panelists talked about innovative ways to address substance and alcohol abuse other than jail or prison. Representatives of South Dakota’s 24/7 Sobriety program and…

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    Addiction in Early America

    Panelists talked about how different social groups used and abused laudanum, opium, and alcohol in the 19th century. They said alcoholism was primarily a male problem, while thousands…

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    Faith and Freedom Coalition, Governor Chris Christie

    Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) spoke at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” policy conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. He…

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    Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing on prescription drug abuse and its role in the increased use of Heroin in the U.S. They also spoke about…

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    Heroin Use in the U.S.

    Christian Science Monitor contributor Kristina Lindborg talked about heroin use in the U.S. She said that heroin used to be perceived as an urban problem, but had become more common in…

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    Public Health and Drug Use

    Michael Botticelli talked to the National Lieutenant Governors Association about prescription drug abuse and opiate overdoses, their impact on public health and safety, and government…

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    History of Heroin

    The 1972 documentary The Distant Drummer: Flowers of Darkness traces the history of opium and the development of heroin. The film describes how organized crime transports the drug to…

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    State Approaches to Prescription Drug Abuse

    Members of the National Governors Association Health and Human Services Committee discussed state efforts to combat prescription drug abuse. Governor Bentley of Alabama in his remarks…

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    Youth Prescription Drug Abuse

    Panelists talked about young people abusing prescription drugs. The panel included former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), who spoke about his own struggles with…

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    Heroin Use and Substance Abuse

    Donna Leinwand Leger talked about heroin use and substance abuse in the U.S. and government plans to deal with it. She said that reasons for the rise in heroin abuse include people…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question “Should Welfare Recipients Be Drug Tested?” The question was inspired by the December 31, 2013, overturning of a…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on “Is the War on Drugs Succeeding?” br/ Trevor Hughes of USA Today reported by telephone on the changes in drug laws in states,…

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    Food and Drug Administration Painkiller Policy

    Barry Meier spoke by video from New York City about the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recommendation to tighten its policy on painkillers, a step that would require approval…

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    After Words with Ann Dowsett Johnston

    Ann Dowsett Johnston talked about her book, Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, in which she examines what the she calls the closing gender gap in the world of risky…

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    Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

    Drug policy and enforcement officials testified on the dangers of using synthetic drugs, such as Molly, K2, Spice, and “bath salts.” Topics included how these drug traffickers…

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    Panel Discussion on Drugs

    Dr. Carl Hart, author of High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society; and E.R. Shipp, author of Outrage:…

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    Medicare Drug Prescription Abuse

    Officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Health and Human Services Department testified on prescription drug abuse in the Medicare…

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    After Words with Carl Hart

    Neuroscientist Dr. Carl Hart talked about his book, High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society, in which…

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    Prescription Drug Abuse

    Officials testified about prescription drug abuse and prevention programs. Among the topics they addressed were increased prescription abuse rates over the past several years, the…

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    Betty Ford and the Betty Ford Center

    John Schwarzlose talked about the Betty Ford Center and the role Betty Ford played in the center’s creation and operation. He talked about how the former first lady used the…

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