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What is opiate withdrawal?

Opiates like heroin, codeine, and oxycodone cause physical dependence when taken over an extended period of time. As drug tolerance increases, a person must take more and more of a substance just to feel normal. When not taking the drug, withdrawal effects occur after long-term use. MedlinePlus explains the impact of opiate withdrawal and how it can be treated. 

What treatments are available for drug addiction?

If you’re facing drug charges in New Jersey, chances are your problems extend beyond legal concerns. You may have a substance abuse problem, which not only causes legal woes but can also impact your professional life and interpersonal relationships. In this case, getting the proper drug treatment is crucial. The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains some of your options.

Is marijuana addictive?

While more and more states are legalizing marijuana for recreational and medicinal use, many opponents point to the drug’s dangerous nature. This has raised questions regarding the addictive nature of marijuana and whether the drug actually has a negative impact on a person’s life. offers the following information, which highlights marijuana’s less desirable effects as well as what it means to develop a dependency on the substance.

Detailing New Jersey's medical marijuana law

The subject of medical marijuana can solicit everything from jokes about would-be practitioners seeing patients in their basements in Cranford to bona fide discussions about making it more widely available to patients. We here at The Law Offices of Anthony N. Palumbo have been asked by clients when it is OK to possess marijuana for medical purposes. This is an excellent question, because as you may have already discovered, using it for solely for its health benefits does not necessarily mean that you are doing it legally. 

Opioids and their impact on the U.S.

The impact of opioid usage extends beyond just legal concerns (which can be life-altering). Use of opioids (which includes illicit drugs such as heroin as well as prescription medications) can result in addiction, illness, and even death in the event of an overdose. The New York Times illustrates the grip that these drugs currently have on the American population and what is being done to break the cycle of addiction.

AG Sessions: US Attorneys won't focus on low-level weed cases

Even though U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems to have been clearing the way for federal prosecutors to take on marijuana crimes, he recently announced that they will not be doing so. Federal law enforcement simply doesn't have the resources to tackle "routine cases" involving marijuana.

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