Tag Archives: drug addiction

Cory Monteith: A Tragic Loss, Potential Teaching Moment

As has been widely reported, Cory Monteith, Glee star and overall nice guy, died of a heroin and alcohol overdose last week. His death has rocked the Glee fan base as well as those he knew. Monteith had recently returned from drug rehab. (As a note, the most deadly time for an addict is right […]

Matthew Perry On Drug Courts: A Cost Effective Solution To Substance Abuse

As I said before in a previous post – there is no such thing as a victim-less crime. This includes drug possession and use. Often times, however, people fear that if you identify a legal problem, there is only one solution – jail. Enter drug courts. A little about drug courts: – Drug courts are […]

The Connection Between Drug Use and Criminal Behavior: There Are No Victimless Crimes

There is no such thing as a victim-less crime. Let me say this again – there is no such thing as a victim-less crime and that includes drug use. The U.S. government released data stating that 80% of those arrested for crimes tested positive for an illegal substance, most commonly marijuana. Up to 68% of […]