More likely the hope is to increase awareness of the risks, and encourage drinkers to limit consumption.
Topics: alcohol, consequences, research
…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.”
Topics: consequences, policy, prevention
It’s great for headlines but I hope we don’t dance too far down that particular garden path.
Topics: consequences, In the news, policy
CDC gives cigarettes credit for more than 480,000 deaths a year, in the US alone.
Topics: addiction, consequences, tobacco
I think most people understand the concept of making amends for past misdeeds.
Topics: consequences, opioids, policy
It helps to remember that when it comes to crime, drugs and alcohol play a dual role.
Topics: consequences, legal problems, policy
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.
Topics: addiction, alcoholism, consequences
That’s why drug treatment may reduce crime, but doesn’t always eliminate it.
Topics: antisocial, consequences, outcomes
A criminal defense attorney complained to me that his clients didn’t begin to take things seriously until the second or even third offense.
Topics: consequences, DUI/DWI, program development
Problems show up first in hospital emergency rooms and in jails. Those are the closest thing we have to an early warning system.
Topics: cannabis, consequences, epidemiology