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BEST OF: Dr. Gabor Maté on the failed War on Drugs, drug decriminalization, and addiction

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Listen to this best-of episode of Citizen Radio and subscribe to the free podcast. Originally aired 2/20/10 and 2/24/10: part 1 and part 2 of Citizen Radio’s interview with Dr. Gabor Maté (http://www.drgabormate.com/). Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1944, Gabor Maté emigrated to Canada with his family in 1957. Currently, he is the staff physician at [...]

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America's jailed youth: tortured and abandoned

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While Americans rightfully demand justice for the horrendous acts of torture at Guantanamo, many prisoners here at home are victims of America’s overburdened incarceration system. Youth are the most vulnerable prisoners in our overcrowded and understaffed jails. A report by the United States Department of Justice highlights abuses at four juvenile residential centers and raises [...]

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Children in the Mental Health Void

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Judith Warner Remember the Nebraska law meant to keep desperate new mothers from abandoning their babies in dumpsters by offering them the possibility of legal drop-off points at “safe havens” like hospitals? As was widely reported last year, the law neglected to set an age limit for dropped-off children, and eventually led to 36 children [...]

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Counting the Walking Wounded

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Lawrence M. Wein The American troops in Iraq daily face the risk of death or injury — to themselves or their fellow soldiers — by homemade bombs and suicide attackers. So it is not surprising that post-traumatic stress disorder is a common problem among returning soldiers. But how many, exactly, are affected? This question is [...]

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