Treatment & Detox Guide
Eight years ago, Californians approved Proposition 36, which was designed to send drug offenders into treatment instead of prison. Proposition 5, on the Nov. 4 ballot, would take this concept a step further. Many prosecutors and judges who deal with drug-related crime make a compelling case that this measure goes too far – and would….
The vast majority of New Yorkers struggling both with mental illness and substance abuse don’t get treatment for both conditions at the same time – a barrier that can result in relapse, discontinued treatment and, in some cases, suicide. It’s a problem that’s gone on for years because of a flawed Medicaid coding system, and….
The state of Florida has long been a major gateway for moving illegal drugs into and throughout the United States. Add to this Florida’s proximity to drug-producing countries and ongoing shipment hauls and it’s no wonder substance abuse rates continue to climb within the state. Fortunately, anyone who finds him or herself battling a drug….
FOR Del Pedro, a bartender at the Pegu Club in SoHo, Mondays are especially challenging. That’s when he allows himself careful tastes of new drinks at the bar, where cocktails are designed with precision. Mr. Pedro, an alcoholic with almost 15 years of sobriety behind him, is part of a quiet brigade of people who….
Every day starts at step one. I am powerless over alcohol. With alcohol my life is unmanageable. For 23 years, Randy has begun his day with the first step of Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12 Step Program. “I always know I am one moment and one drink away from where I was,” Randy said. Randy took his….