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DRUG FREE FOR FREE MONEY – REVISITED

Almost two years ago, I wrote an article, “Drug Free for Free Money,” in which I applauded Florida Governor Rick Scott for requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening.  I thought it was a great idea and still do. But, then, I don’t wear a black muu muu.  Immediately after the law […]

PUBLIC HEALTH WARNING: HOW TO USE HEROIN SAFELY

Recently, I read an item in our local newspaper about a woman who overdosed on heroin at her home.  Her brother broke down the door to her bedroom where she was found unconscious and not breathing.  She was taken to the hospital.  Right around that same time, my husband brought home a flyer he got […]

F.A.Q. ABOUT DRUGS by Dr. Brian Russell

As many of you know, I’ve practiced law in the area of child abuse and neglect for over twenty years, on both the trial and appellate levels.  Based on my experience, I would say at least 70% of all cases involved the abuse of drugs. Last week, I saw Dr. Brian Russell, a psychologist and […]