Drug and alcohol addiction affects millions of Americans each day. In fact, according to the director of the Closing the Addiction Gap initiative, as many as 23.5 million in the United States alone are facing alcohol and addiction problems. Unfortunately, the addiction often carries over to other people and can hurt and harm family members as well. A 28-year-old young woman from Jennerstown, Pennsylvania is an unfortunate example after being found in her car after overdosing from heroin while her two-year-old daughter sat in the backseat.
Whether it is your first offense or your fifth, driving under the influence comes with strict penalties, fines and even jail time in Pennsylvania. Your license may be suspended, and your record may affect your future ability to do things like get a job or buy a house. To protect yourself from long-term consequences, there are five things you should know anytime you are pulled over or arrested for DUI.
Despite a drug epidemic throughout much of the United States, it is not uncommon for students to experiment with drugs while away at college. Although the concept of making money as a drug dealer or distributor may seem to be lucrative for some, it is important to understand that drug trafficking and drug distribution are far more serious crimes than drug possession, and being found guilty may lead to serious and life-long consequences.
Domestic violence remains a serious issue in America. The statistics can be staggering. According to The National Domestic Violence Hotline, there are twenty four victims of rape or physical violence or stalking every minute in the United States. Almost one in every three women and 10 percent of males have experienced physical violence or rape in their life. A recent incident in College Township, Pennsylvania, reminds us that the problem is real, and that the issue is taken very seriously by authorities.
For National League Football fans throughout the country, the wait is over. Sunday night a new Super Bowl champion will be crowned. Will it be Tom Brady and Bill Belechick's record fifth victory with the New England Patriots, or the under-dog and far less villainous Atlanta Falcons, led by MVP-candidate Matt Ryan?