The Unique Needs of Drug-Dependent Mothers and their Newborns

This incident isn’t going to make national news, but it highlights the terrible intersection of drug abuse and motherhood. In Ventnor City, NJ, a 31-year-old woman allegedly injured her 8-month-old daughter when she rolled over onto her while laying in bed. At the time, the mother was under the influence of drugs, specifically heroin, oxycodone and…

Addiction: From Me, to You

My brother was arrested for minor possession in November. He was being stupid, in his car smoking before school with his friend and girlfriend. He was resistant to the police officers, he says they cuffed him when they had no legal right, and he got off with probation and community service. This would have been…