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26 09, 2016

The Public Health Legacy of the Black Panthers

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The Public Health Legacy of the Black Panthers

17 09, 2016

Jay Z: ‘The War on Drugs Is an Epic Fail’

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By ASHA BANDELE

This short film, narrated by Jay Z (Shawn Carter) and featuring the artwork of Molly Crabapple, is part history lesson about the war on drugs and part vision statement. As Ms. Crabapple’s haunting images flash by, the film takes us from the Nixon administration and the Rockefeller […]

11 03, 2016

Bill to fight heroin, Rx drug abuse passes U.S. Senate

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National

A bipartisan bill that awards federal grants to help fight prescription drug abuse and heroin use was recently passed through the Senate. The bill would include funds to train emergency workers to treat drug abusers, create treatment programs that would be alternatives to imprisonment and finance recovery programs.

11 03, 2016

Three leaders from Latin America call for decriminalizing drug use

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National

This article is an outline written by Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Cesar Gaviria, and Ernesto Zedillo for the path to decriminalization of drugs and a decrease in arrests and violence that is perpetuated by current gun laws.

10 03, 2016

A Note on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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This personal testimony of a woman’s experience with contracting HIV and her views of self-worth afterward.

9 03, 2016

Signs of drug use can be “hidden in plain sight”

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National

A mock presentation of the bedroom of a teenager whose uses substances will take place at MacKinnon Middle School in Wharton, NJ.

9 03, 2016

East L.A. medical provider creates telenovela on reality of HIV/AIDS in Latin community

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National

This article covers a new telenovela series that frankly addresses HIV/AIDS which adds a new yet needed medium for facilitating conversations on this issue.

8 03, 2016

Rehab group’s push to find N.J. facility finalized

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New Jersey

Lighthouse Recovery Center has recently joined forces with Recovery Centers of American and will now offer inpatient and outpatient treatment.

2 03, 2016

Lab tech allegedly faked result in drug case; 7,827 criminal cases now in question

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New Jersey

This article reports on the discovery of falsification by a lab technician for the State Police laboratory in Little Falls. 7,827 criminal cases are now being reviewed due to this discovery.

1 03, 2016

Self-Respect: The Key Element to Inspire a Durable Recovery

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New Jersey

This article is a personal testimony on the power of self-motivation and self-worth for a successful recovery from substance addiction.