Articles tagged with: Alabama's chemical endangerment laws

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>

Illegal Drugs

  • Treating Chronic Pain In Opioid Addicted Patients

    Opioid addiction is one of the fastest growing diseases in the country. Each year, thousands of people face addiction to prescription painkillers or heroin, which is made from the same substance as painkillers like vicodin. Opiates are a highly addictive drug that also carry with them serious risks for overdose and other severe health issues.

Prescription Drugs


  • Cissy Houston Says She Is ‘Devastated’ By Daughter’s Coroner’s Report

    Cissy Houston Says She Is ‘Devastated’ By Daughter’s Coroner’s Report

    The recent news that cocaine was found in Whitney Houston’s system and in her hotel room at the time of her death has been particularly hard on her mother, Cissy Houston. According to BET, Cissy’s close friends described her reaction to the news as “devastated” and “inconsolable.” It breaks her heart to know her daughter [...]
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