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Helping the victims

...don't involve one of the four "fault grounds": adultery, desertion, physical cruelty and habitual drunkenness/drug abuse.In other words, taking the path of least resistance ? a "no-fault" divorce ? in South Carolina requires people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-09-26/helping-victims
Morgan Road Middle School reaches out to grandparents

...worked with 350 families since we've started the program. ... The numbers keep climbing."Patton said parental drug abuse and incarceration were common reasons for children be taken in by their grandparents, followed by abuse or neglect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-09-11/morgan-road-middle-school
South Carolina's Medicaid agency reviewing potential fraud by health care providers

...rehabilitative behavioral health" services. Such services include treatment and counseling for issues including anxiety, drug abuse and mental illness.Agencies that were able to make the referrals included the departments of juvenile justice, mental...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-09-04/south-carolinas-medicaid-agency-rev
Supreme Court troubled by Ga. juror case

...Foster's trial lawyers did not so much contest his guilt as try to explain it as a product of a troubled childhood, drug abuse and mental illness. They also raised their objections about the exclusion of African-Americans from the jury. On...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-11-02/supreme-court-troubled
Supreme Court to review all-white jury in Georgia murder trial

...Foster's trial lawyers did not so much contest his guilt as try to explain it as a product of a troubled childhood, drug abuse and mental illness. They also raised their objections about the exclusion of blacks from the jury. On that point...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-10-31/justices-review-georgia-das-choice-
Heroin use on the rise in Augusta, US

...abusers make the switch to shooting up heroin when pills can no longer give them the high they desire.Prescription drug abuse in Augusta is one of the most common forms of illegal drug use, showing police the potential for how easily the heroin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-10/heroin-use-rise-august
Race isn't worth fighting over, I found out long ago

...times. Let me explain.In the early 1970s, the Navy was big on social issues such as race relations, alcoholism, drug abuse and the like. The campaign was the work of one man, the new chief of naval operations, Elmo Zumwalt Jr., and he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-21/race-isnt-worth-fighting-over
Veterans court provides former military a second chance

...from Richmond and Columbia counties a list of 12 steps he wanted each to memorize in their recovery from alcohol and drug abuse.Joshua Cathey, 28, recited the first without even looking.The former Marine Corps machine-gunner said the principle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-12/veterans-court-provide
Prescription drug summit in Atlanta

...experts and others are meeting in Atlanta for a summit on prescription drug abuse. Organizers say the summit this running through Thursday at the Westin...includes a panel discussion on the federal response to prescription drug abuse and more.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-07/perscription-drug-summit-atl
Year by year, law catching up to problem of prescription drug misuse

...fentanyl (of Michael Jackson infamy); and 866 percent for oxycodone. The White House Budget Office has estimated that drug abuse costs the government $300 billion a year!Unfortunately, the practicing physician is caught in the middle. NATIONAL...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-02-15/year-year-law-ca