The opioid crisis is real. It is hard to believe that people dying from drug overdoses each year now exceed the total number of brave warriors who lost their lives in Vietnam.
Regardless of one’s political affiliation, this drug epidemic must be faced with determination to eradicate this awful plague. Yet, in looking at The President’s Final Report on Fighting Drug ... Continue Reading →
It is easy to find fault with the Department of Veterans Affairs (“the VA”), particularly when it comes to Veterans with PTSD.
Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, tried to employ body count statistics to assess our progress in the war in Vietnam. Similarly, the VA has erected a statistical house-of-cards to deceive Veterans and their loved that the VA has the answers for Veterans coping with PTSD and TBI.
Like McNamara, ... Continue Reading →
Several years ago, I had the honor to meet Judge John Schwartz, one of the early pioneers in promoting the benefits of Veteran Treatment Courts.
Drug Courts began to emerge in the nineties to deal more effectively with a growing drug problem in the United States. As I wrote earlier,
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Since the mid-1990, the US judicial system has recognized the need to deal with drug-related criminal activity and ...