Articles in Category: Breaking News

Alabama Criminally Prosecutes Addicted Mothers

on Thursday, 26 April 2012.

Addicted Mothers

Alabama's chemical endangerment law was originally intended to protect children from meth labs. The law prohibits any "responsible person" from "exposing a child to an environment in which he or she knowingly, recklessly, and intentionally causes or permits a child to be exposed to, ingest or inhale, or have contact with a controlled substance, chemical substance, or paraphernalia." After the law was passed, law enforcement extended the law to also protect unborn children in the womb. In Alabama, mothers who test positive for drugs are often immediately thrown in jail. /p>

Thinking Back to Desperation

Written by Eliza Player on Thursday, 26 April 2012.

Oxycontin Addiction

Reading a recent article about the crisis surrounding Oxycontin in Ontario, as the ban on the drug has put more and more addict's into a desperate position, my mind reaches back to the old days, and I remember the feelings of desperation. I relate to the tens of thousands of Oxycontin addicts suffering in Ontario, and I know that at one time I would have done anything to relieve the desperation, the sickness, the insanity. And I realize, they, too, will do the same.