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Locked Up without Proper Substance Abuse Treatment

Locked Up without Proper Substance Abuse Treatment

  Currently there is a movement pushing away from putting non-violent drug offenders in jail. It is difficult to change the direction of ever-increasing imprisonment that the criminal justice system seems to be traveling towards, but it is necessary. Moms suffer in a particular way in this system, because they are separated from, and often lose their children. Obviously there are some cases in which foster care and adoption are ideal options, but for the most part … Read entire article »

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Locked Up But Not Loaded: Sober Inside The Lynwood Correctional Facility

Locked Up But Not Loaded: Sober Inside The Lynwood Correctional Facility

A couple of years ago, on a steady diet of booze and sedatives, waking up in my car with pee all over me and the seat, I would have laughed in disbelief at the thought that one day I would have to clean up the wreckage of my alcohol and drug abuse. I choose drugs over everything and everybody. I was reckless. The scariest part came when I unconsciously chose drugs over life itself, … Read entire article »

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