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Monthly Archives: February 2021


Drug Court Might Not Be the Only Time Seek Treatment for Substance Use Disorder, but It Does Reduce Your Lifetime Risk of Going to Prison

By FL Drug Defense Group |

This week, Kara Fletcher, a professor of social work in Canada, published an editorial about how the language we use to discuss substance use disorder and its treatment affects society’s understanding of these issues.  Too often, ordinary conversation, the popular media, and even documents issued by the courts themselves, speak of people with substance… Read More »

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Brought Out All the Substance Abuse Triggers While Making It Even Harder to Access Effective Treatment for Addiction

By FL Drug Defense Group |

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, it was obvious that the platitudes you learned in school regarding drug abuse just don’t stand up to scrutiny.  Platitudes about just saying no, about being a leader instead of a follower, and about people making wrong choices were laughably simplistic even in 2019.  In 2020, the pandemic dispossessed… Read More »

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If Fentanyl Isn’t the Deadliest Drug in America, Then What Is?

By FL Drug Defense Group |

The “war on drugs” rhetoric that predominated in the last quarter of the 20th century may be a thing of the past, but fear mongering in the mass media about illegal drugs still remains.  It is true that opioid overdose deaths have increased dramatically in the past twenty years, which is scary.  It is… Read More »

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