What Is PTSD?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Statistics   Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental health disorder that affects a large number of people throughout the United States. According to the National Center for PTSD, 7-8% of the population will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. In a single year, as many as 8 million …

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House Arrest FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About the House Arrest Ankle Bracelet The house arrest ankle bracelet is a safe, effective monitoring system that can be used for low-risk offenders. The device can help to alleviate jail and prison overcrowding, bail and sentencing reform, and in several kinds of cases. Here are some of the most frequently asked …

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Maximum Enforcement Planned for July 4th

Law Enforcement Agencies Across the State Announce Saturation Patrols and Checkpoints for Independence Day   Law enforcement agencies across California have announced plans to add additional officers on the roads. Officers will be looking for both drug and alcohol impairment. While several checkpoints and saturation patrols were conducted Friday, July 2, and Saturday, July 3, …

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Treatment Rates for Californians Suffering From a Substance Use Disorder

Looking at Addiction and Treatment Statistics in the State   According to the California Health Care Foundation, substance use disorders (SUDs) are common in the state. Approximately 8% of Californians meet the standards for a diagnosable substance use disorder, but very few seek treatment. Studies show that only 10% of those with a SUD ever …

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Despite Perceived Decrease in Availability, Adolescent Marijuana Use Remained Steady During Pandemic

Monitoring the Future Survey Showed Consistent Alcohol and Pot Use Among Teenagers   A study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that adolescent marijuana and alcohol use remained the same during the pandemic despite a noted decrease in availability. According to the June 24, 2021 press release, marijuana use and binge drinking among …

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