I get very leery when I see Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy sitting on a stage agreeing on issues. This morning I watched an interview where they both were discussing the importance of opiate reform in the United States, on Fox News. A few years
On this post-election day I’ve come to some painful realizations. Substance use and mental health concerns have finally started receiving national attention. The public has begun to see how it touches their lives.
Our officials, both those elected and appointed, are in most cases, at least talking
I'm beginning this blog in an attempt to assist and address policy makers, those in recovery, and the general public at large about the epidemic that is going on in this country within our criminal justice system. I am going to be working on a
It appears more likely than ever that both sides of Congress will soon follow through with a response to America’s addiction crisis.
That’s the good news.
The other news: While the bill that was approved 407-5 Friday by the U.S. House represents important progress in the federal
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 has been a beacon of hope for individuals whom are at risk, or have experienced discrimination when it comes to living quarters and conditions. The Fair Housing Act, at its simplest interpretation, outlaws the refusal to sell or rent
Earlier this year, for the second time in 5 years, the highest court in the land agreed to hear the causes of Abigail Fisher against the University of Texas. Fisher, a young white girl from Texas, had elected to sue the University of Texas system
For many of us who spent a good chunk of our lives feeling ostracized and alienated from society, the idea of meddling with “politics” can feel a bit unnatural and come across as a little outside of our bubble.
For a good number of us who
(Written for Contemporary Social Policy, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice)
The history of the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as “ObamaCare”) has been riddled with controversy, and not surprisingly, legal conflict. Originally passed as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act