Archive by category Addiction & The Law

Marijuana Legalization – What’s Behind The Controversy?

Marijuana Legalization – What’s Behind The Controversy?

In years past, marijuana smoking seemed synonymous with unmotivated, snack-grubbing teenagers with a drug addiction problem. Currently, there’s an ever-growing movement toward legalizing the drug’s use. In a 2013 Gallup poll, 39 percent of Americans said that marijuana should remain illegal, while 58 percent favored legalization. Back in 1969, when Gallup first asked the question, […]

Disability Payments For Substance Abuse

Disability Payments For Substance Abuse

It is not always easy to qualify for government disability payments in the United States. Given the penchant for fraud and abuse of the system, Social Security Administration (SSA) officials are much more likely to deny a person’s initial disability application than to approve it. Those tenacious enough to keep trying, however, often achieve a […]

MDMA (Ecstasy) and Driving Impairment

MDMA is the common chemical abbreviation for the drug 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine, better known as Ecstasy. This illegal drug-which is particularly popular among partygoers and produces effects similar to those associated with both hallucinogens and methamphetamine-belongs to a loose, unofficial group of substances commonly referred to as “club drugs.” In more technical terms, it belongs to […]

Understanding Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

Blood alcohol content (BAC), also known as blood alcohol concentration, is a term used to describe the amount of alcohol (ethyl alcohol or ethanol) in your bloodstream at any given time. Law enforcement authorities use this measurement to determine whether or not a person is legally intoxicated, and medical professionals use it to determine health […]