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February 2016 Archives

Sex offenders have a very low rate of recidivism

Those who have been convicted of sex crimes typically must pay a very steep price for a long period of time. Even if they spend time incarcerated, once they are allowed to rejoin society they are still closely monitored by the authorities. A convicted sex offender must report to his or her local sex offender registry for years or even for the duration of their life.

Prescription drug addiction can lead to use of other narcotics

Prescription drugs provide much-needed relief for many people. Sadly, some of the same drugs that were created for alleviating pain are in fact causing terrible misery for many New Jersey residents. Many of these drugs are highly addictive and can even serve as a gateway to the use of illegal drugs.

Risky behavior by teens linked to brain development

It is not unusual for exasperated parents to wonder what is going in the minds of their teenagers. To parents, teenagers sometimes exhibit frustratingly incomprehensible behavior. This behavior can manifest itself in making bad decisions that may lead to problems at home or school. But it is especially concerning for a parent when a teenager's poor judgment leads to committing illegal acts.