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Noise and Crime: A Link Too Often Ignored

The failure to enforce municipal noise ordinances can create an environment that encourages lawbreaking, and can sometimes mean that police miss criminal behavior, warns an expert who specializes in the impact of noise on public health.

How to Solve Opioid Crisis? The Experts Differ

The New York Times asked 30 experts to think big but realistically about solutions to the opioid epidemic, imagining that they had $100 billion to spend over five years. The consensus was that any effective strategy should include funding for four major areas: treatment, harm reduction, and both demand- and supply-focused solutions.

Methamphetamine ‘Has Returned With a Vengeance’

A dozen years after Congress took aggressive action to curtail it, meth is back. In Oregon, meth-related deaths vastly outnumber those from heroin. At the U.S. border, agents are seizing 10 to 20 times the amounts they did a decade ago. Methamphetamine has never been purer, cheaper or more lethal.

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Trump Budget Seeks $13B for Opioids, $23B for Border

The White House budget proposal to Congress for the next fiscal year includes a large sum aimed at combatting the opioid epidemic and an even-larger amount for border security and immigration enforcement, including the southern border wall.