Monthly Archives: May 2020
Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Fewer Prison Sentences for Drug Offenses, but More Arrests for Possession with Intent to Deliver?
As the number of cases of COVID-19 steadily increases in Florida and every other state, and as an increasing number of famous people report their experiences with the disease, it is obvious that the coronavirus is changing our everyday lives in ways we never could have expected. Its long-term effects on laws and policies… Read More »
When schools caution children against drug abuse and addiction, they often talk about illegal drugs, but as any doctor who has treated patients with substance use disorder knows, people are just as likely to misuse drugs that it is legal for doctors to prescribe. Some prescription drugs are notorious as street drugs that happen… Read More »
At first glance, benzodiazepines do not seem like the most dangerous drugs. The most well-known ones are Valium (diazepam) and Xanax (alprazolam), which seem harmless enough. They are not the most illegal of illegal drugs; they are Schedule IV controlled substances, which means they are in the same category of legality as prescription sleep… Read More »
Florida is one of the hardest-hit states by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although spring break merrymakers hesitated to leave Florida’s beaches, and the vendors whose bread and butter depends on tourism were sad to see them go, Florida has joined other states in realizing that it will take more to slow the spread of the… Read More »