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Opioid-exposed Infants on the Rise

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by Mary C. Piemonte
The Utah County Sheriff recently reported that two Elk Ridge Parents, who were drug users, gave some dope to their newborn baby girl in the hospital, shortly after the infant’s birth this past June, to hide the fact that she was suffering from withdrawal symptoms, known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).
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President Obama talks to Hip Hop Artist about Opioid Addiction in America


By Mary C. Piemonte

U.S. President Barack Obama discussed  the opioid addiction epidemic in America with Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist Macklemore  during his weekly address on May 14, 2016.

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News brief: New Illinois Bill on Marijuana Possession

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by Mary C. Piemonte

Changing tactics in their efforts with the war on drugs in the State of Illinois that will also reduce the overcrowding jail and prison crisis, lawmakers introduced a fairly new bill that prescribes to the decriminalization for possession of small amounts of marijuana resulting in misdemeanors and fines instead of permanent criminal records and long-term incarcerations.

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Obama Announces New Plans To Tackle Drug Overdose Crisis

by Mary C. Piemonte

Center for Disease Control and Prevention courtesy photo

Center for Disease Control and Prevention courtesy photo

“The opioid crisis is far from over,” according to a news release from the United States White House on Oct. 21, 2015.

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President Obama on Criminal Justice Reform

by Mary C. Piemonte

Our country continues to faces “a vicious cycle of poverty, criminality, and incarceration that traps too many Americans and weakens too many communities,” according to U.S. President Barack Obama.

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