Drug Abuse

The Brian Lehrer Show

Should Pregnant Drug Users Face Jail?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Women who do drugs while pregnant can be charged under a controversial new law in Tennessee.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Overdose Crisis

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Fatal drug overdoses in New Jersey have risen to more than one per day. Patty DiRenzo, a parent and advocate, and Frank Greenagel, addiction and recovery treatment counselor, chair of the task force established by the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, and professor at Rutgers University, discuss a new report that addresses the heroin and prescription drug use crisis in the state, including its recommendations for addiction treatment and policy changes.

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The Takeaway

Report Links Government Neglect to Deaths of Hundreds of Florida Children

Monday, March 17, 2014

After sorting through six years of files, the Miami Herald has revealed that at least 477 children died of abuse or neglect—even though their homes had already been investigated and flagged by the state. The vast majority of victims were under 5-years-old, and over 70 percent were under 2 years of age. Were these deaths preventable? Were these children betrayed by the very state agency that was charged to protect them? Carol Marbin Miller, an investigative reporter for the Miami Herald who worked on this report, joins The Takeaway to explain.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Poverty, Race and Addiction

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Carl Hart, associate professor in the departments of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University and the author of High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society, talks about his own life and his work on the science of drug addiction.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Good Samaritan Overdose Law in New Jersey

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Tom Moran, columnist for the Star-Ledger, discusses the new Good Samaritan law that allows people to call 911 to report an overdose without fear of criminal prosecution.

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What If There Was No Destiny?

Monday, November 19, 2012

When Barbara Harris was 37, she started wishing she could have a daughter. It was 1989, and by that time only two of her six sons were still at home. So she filled out all the paperwork, and later that summer got a call about an 8-month-old ...

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New Jersey News

Heroin Use is Up Among NJ Youth

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Heroin use is on the rise among New Jersey’s youth, particularly in suburban areas.

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Prescription Drug Abuse Climbs in NYC

Monday, December 19, 2011

Prescription drug overdoses have increased dramatically in recent years in New York City — but at a slower rate than the rest of the country.

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