Broadacress Addiction Weekly Roundup | october 4th Week

1.Ex-prosecutor writes of drug addiction in sentencing letter

A former Honolulu prosecutor, convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii’s biggest corruption case that also took down her police chief husband(startribune)

2.Side effects: Family, friends discuss the loss of a loved one to drug addiction

A person can be struggling with drug addiction and others might not even realize it, and addiction can happen unintentionally.(wkbn.com)

3.When Joe Biden Spoke of Hunter’s Struggles With Addiction, He Also Spoke of My Own

I did enormous quantities of cocaine in my teens, eventually getting sober at 19. But when I read that 2019 New Yorker profile on Hunter, asking whether the complicated personal life of Joe Biden’s only surviving son could jeopardize his father’s election chances, I related to every relapse, every hospitalization.(vogue)

4.Jake Arther Jail can make drug addiction worse. Oregon decriminalizing hard drugs can break the cycle

Drugs are often rampant in U.S. prisons. I’ve worked with addicts who get incarcerated for possessing small amounts of meth and leave knowing how to cook it.(nbcnews)

5.The grief of losing my son and husband drove me to drug addiction

I married my husband in my early 20s, had two beautiful children: a girl and a boy. I was the luckiest woman alive. I thought I was blessed.(the guardian)

 

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