Alcohol Isn’t a Health Food

September 20, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

More likely the hope is to increase awareness of the risks, and encourage drinkers to limit consumption.

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Why Zero Tolerance Fails

July 26, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

…as one judge told me at a conference: “no matter how many jails you build, judges will fill them. It’s the easiest way to make this someone else’s problem, instead of ours.”

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In the News: Death Penalty

March 15, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s great for headlines but I hope we don’t dance too far down that particular garden path.

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Smoking Addiction

January 29, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

CDC gives cigarettes credit for more than 480,000 deaths a year, in the US alone.

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Restorative Justice for Big Pharma?

January 4, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

I think most people understand the concept of making amends for past misdeeds.

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The Drugs/Crime Axis

September 28, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Young man wearing handcuffs, sitting back againts a wall, looking angry.

It helps to remember that when it comes to crime, drugs and alcohol play a dual role.

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Professionals and Addiction

August 7, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Money is a tool that allows some to delay the inevitable. They construct a protective bubble that minimizes the risk of getting caught and the other consequences that follow addiction.

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Crime- the Lifestyle

March 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Young man wearing handcuffs, sitting back againts a wall, looking angry.

That’s why drug treatment may reduce crime, but doesn’t always eliminate it.

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“S/he Did it AGAIN?” Repeat DUI Offenders

February 2, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

A criminal defense attorney complained to me that his clients didn’t begin to take things seriously until the second or even third offense.

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Cannabis-Related Illness

January 19, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Problems show up first in hospital emergency rooms and in jails. Those are the closest thing we have to an early warning system.

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