The U.S. government is prepared to increase Border Patrol and possibly military law enforcement as part of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) plan to deal with drug-related violence spilling across the border with Mexico.
Mexico’s bloody war with drug traffickers was at the top of the agenda as President-elect Barack Obama met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday, Reuters reported Jan. 12. It is traditional for incoming U.S. presidents to meet with their Mexican counterparts prior to taking office, but the Obama-Calderon meeting was slated to be more […]
The U.S. government and experts from academia are looking for new ways to treat the growing number of American troops with addiction problems and post-traumatic stress disorders, Fox News reported Jan. 8. “Substance-abuse disorders are much more prevalent among individuals that have been exposed to war environments, as are other psychiatric disorders,” said Nora Volkow, […]
New York Gov. David Paterson harshly criticized his state’s Rockefeller-era drug laws and called for reforming sentences for drug possession, the Albany Times-Union reported Jan. 9. “I cannot think of a criminal-justice strategy that has been more unsuccessful than the Rockefeller drug laws,” Paterson said. Paterson’s support, combined with Democratic control of the state Senate, […]
The U.S. government is prepared to increase Border Patrol and possibly military law enforcement as part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) plan to deal with drug-related violence spilling across the border with Mexico, the New York Times reported Jan. 8. Michael Chertoff, secretary of DHS, said that the steady increase in violence from […]
A Critical Issue Highlighted at the First NIH Meeting on Substance Abuse Among Military Personnel and Their Families WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, released a research report, Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses, summarizing the state of the science regarding the complex relationship between […]