After half a dozen heroin overdoses in just a few days in Harper Woods, the opioid epidemic is hitting close to home. Is there a solution to the problem? Find out in this discussion on Fox 2 TV Detroit Let It Rip show, featuring Judge Jodi:
After half a dozen heroin overdoses in just a few days in Harper Woods, the opioid epidemic is hitting close to home. Is there a solution to the problem? Find out in this discussion on Fox 2 TV Detroit Let It Rip show, featuring Judge Jodi:READ MORE
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Former Head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), NYC writes a memorandum
to Attorney General Jeff Sessions:
Dear Attorney General,
This memorandum establishes that your policy on charging and sentencing for the Department of
Justice will not succeed. An incarceration-based reaction to drug use in our society is costly and is
of vague service to public safety. I’ll make this simple…
Incarceration doesn’t work. Been there. Done that.
I was once the head of the DEA’s largest office in the world, New Your City, under the Reagan
and Bush administrations. I fought the first war on drugs. I lived through the LSD elevation, the
birth of the marijuana inclination and, most importantly, the cocaine and crack epidemic. Some
have said I was the face of the drug war. An observation proven right when in 1988 Pablo Escobar
put a hit on my life for seizing several tons of his cocaine and holding up his headshot at a press
ELON, N.C. — The man who once lead the war on drugs, as the head of the DEA in New York, is now an outspoken critic of that crackdown. After leading the so called “war on drugs”, Stutman now says putting drug addicts in prison is a mistake.
Bob Stutman travels the country speaking to kids, doctors and drug counselors. Stutman spoke at a symposium titled, ‘Prevention is the Answer’ held on the campus of Elon University. He tells WXII 12 News many parents would be surprised to learn their kids biggest risk of opioids comes from sports injuries and wisdom teeth when the doctor prescribes drugs such as Vicodin.READ MORE
Judge Jodi Debbrecht Switalski will head the first-of-its kind business unit
BIRMINGHAM, Mich., June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Former District Court Judge Jodi Debbrecht Switalski has been named to head a team of attorneys specializing in opioid and controlled-substance abuse issues at Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein PLLC.
A legal expert in the field of substance abuse and addiction, Switalski joined Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein in 2016 and is the founder of Switalski Consulting LLC, a firm providing evidence-based controlled-substance agreements, as well as risk evaluation and mitigation strategies for medical practices. A district court judge from 2010 until 2016, she previously had served as a prosecuting attorney in Macomb County.READ MORE
On May 18, 2017, Judge Jodi was honored to join the United to Face Addiction rally in Lansing, Michigan for the 2nd year running. The synergy and people in attendance made it an extraordinary event!
UFAM is dedicated to unifying the voices of the millions of Michigan citizens impacted by addiction and the many organizations working to CHANGE the way addiction is perceived and treated in the State.
Their bold mission is to create strength in unity to:
– Eliminate stigma
– Improve access to treatment
– Support prevention
– Promote recovery through advocacy, education, and outreach.
By Kevin Zimmerman
As the opioid crisis grows, several Connecticut-based organizations are redoubling their education efforts about the outcomes that abusing such drugs as methadone, oxycodone and hydrocodone can have.
One of those groups, the Newtown Parent Connection, is presenting a proactive substance abuse program in Newtown March 27-29 with two of the nation’s top experts on drugs – former DEA Special Agent Robert M. Stutman and former Michigan judge and anti-drug advocate Jodi Switalski. The educational sessions are designed to reach roughly 1,600 students in grades 7 through 12, as well as parents, administrators, law enforcement, medical professionals and the general public.READ MORE
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