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The Nuts and Bolts of Drug Testing

The Nuts and Bolts of Drug Testing Part I More than 2,300,000 Americans are currently incarcerated, about a quarter of these for drug offenses.[1]  Additionally, 80% of those in our prisons are either addicted to or abusing drugs[2]. Currently 40 states operate prison systems that are above 90% capacity; of those 23 are at about one […]

Alcohol Monitoring: A Vital Part of Probation

Alcohol Monitoring: A Vital Part of Probation Crime and Substance Abuse are Linked The link between substance abuse and crime is clear. About 90% of criminal cases have involvement of alcohol or other drugs. Because of this link, it is not unusual for abstinence to be a requirement for release on bond or own recognizance; […]

Drugged Driving – It’s Not All About Marijuana

Drugged Driving – It’s Not All About Marijuana Ed Wood of DUID Victim Voices (www.duidvictimvoices.org) reports the results of what may be the first study of the prevalence of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID) where the arresting officer relies on their assessment of impaired rather than laboratory tests. Wood found that polydrug abuse, […]

DWI Courts: A Necessary Component in Fighting Impaired Driving

DWI Courts: A Necessary Component in the Battle to End Impaired Driving David Wallace, the Traffic Safety Guy, international expert on DWI (Driving While Impaired/Intoxicated) Courts, discusses what DWI Courts are and why they are needed to reduce impaired driving by substance-addicted individuals. Impaired Driving is a Global Problem Impaired driving kills. The answer to […]

Marijuana and the Justice System – Now What?

Marijuana and the Justice System – Now What? Do you have medical marijuana where you live? Are you involved with the justice system?  If you answered yes to those two questions, then this episode is for you. Judges Peggy Hora and Mary Celeste, retired, are both experts on drugged driving.  They are former Judicial Outreach […]