Do courts lack info about medication-assisted treatment as an option for defendants with opioid addiction?

Judges aren’t doctors, and they shouldn’t make decisions on whether medication-assisted treatment is appropriate for defendants addicted to opioids, says Timothy Young, the public defender for Ohio. But some do, he adds, and whether a defendant can be on probation or in drug court while receiving medication-assisted treatment can differ by judge, including those in the Read More

Town Hall Rallies in Mississippi to Discuss Opioid Crisis

April-May will see “Stand Up, Mississippi” organizing meetings in Kosciusko, Corinth and Lucedale. A recent poll by the National Safety Council revealed a startling fact; even though one in four Americans has been directly impacted by the opioid crisis, 40% still do not consider it to be a threat to their family. Each year 22,000 Read More