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Can Fentanyl Be Used for an Involuntary Intoxication Defense?

A strange occurrence at a Massachusetts hospital Articles by Forensic Magazine and New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Between 2012 to 2016, fourteen patients showed up at a Massachusetts hospital with a strange problem.  All 14 patients…
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Colorado Jail Helps Inmates Who Have Suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries - U.S. News

From 2007 to 2008, Kevin Leeper was a soldier in the U.S. Army, stationed in Iraq. Now, at age 31, he wears a different uniform: a tan jumpsuit and a barcode around his wrist. Leeper has been serving time at Colorado's Boulder County…
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FREE Webinar: Traumatic Brain Injury Among Service Members and Veterans: What Behavioral Health Providers, Families and Peers Should Know - August 28 at 1:30 PM

The U.S. Department of Defense and Veteran's Brain Injury Center estimates that 22% of combat casualties are brain injuries. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in service members and veterans often goes under-recognized because it can take days and…
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NACDL Meeting & Seminar: Decoding & Litigating Mental Health Issues - October 24-27

NACDL's 2018 Fall Meeting & Seminar,"Decoding & Litigating Mental Health Issues" will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, GA, October 24-27, 2018. Experts estimate that between 55 and 75% of all incarcerated people suffer…
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Delay in HIV Treatment Associated with Brain Atrophy - National Institute of Mental Health

Research has shown that people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, display reductions in brain volume compared with people who are not infected with HIV. Now, a new study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health…
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Webinar: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Criminal Justice System: From Arrest to Community Supervision, March 2

The National Association for Public Defense is hosting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Criminal Justice System: From Arrest to Community Supervision on March 2, 2018, at 3:00 PM. About the Webinar Fetal Alcohol Spectrum…