first_imgDetroit Free Press 21 October 2018Family First Comment:  “Randy Hillard has travelled more in the past eight years than he has his entire life. South America. Dubai. Singapore. Sydney. But if he went through with his plan to go to Switzerland in 2010, those trips wouldn’t have happened. That’s because eight years ago, Hillard was determined to kill himself through an assisted-suicide organization overseas.” #rejectassistedsuicide www.protect.org.nzRandy Hillard has traveled more in the past eight years than he has his entire life.South America. Dubai. Singapore. Sydney.But if he went through with his plan to go to Switzerland in 2010, those trips wouldn’t have happened. That’s because eight years ago, Hillard was determined to kill himself through an assisted-suicide organization overseas.He was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer just a few months before he went on a quest to kill himself. He suddenly realized he had become obsessive when he began planning his funeral.“It was one rather pathetic way of asserting some control over my life,” said Hillard. “Cancer was going to kill me, and I did not intend to die yet.”Hillard abandoned the idea after he heard about a drug called Herceptin. His oncologist at University of Michigan’s Rogel Cancer Center suggested he give it a try.Back in 2010, the drug had just recently been approved for stomach cancer patients and promised a slightly longer life expectancy — 11 to 13 months longer. It was a long shot: Only 20 percent of cancer patients have the HER-2 protein surrounding the cancer cell targeted by the drug.Hillard’s metastatic tumors had that specific protein. And eight years later, it still puzzles him … well, the statistics do. Stomach cancer at his stage has an 18-percent survival rate, and, not to mention, is one of the most uncommon cancers in America.“I wake up every day shocked at how non-dead I am,” he said.https://www.freep.com/story/life/2018/10/21/stage-4-stomach-cancer-randy-hillard-michigan/1674173002/last_img read more

first_imgChris Lowery will now lead Ivy Tech’s Columbus/ Southeast region. (Image: Ivy Tech)Ivy Tech Community College has selected Chris Lowery, Batesville,  to serve as Chancellor of the college’s combined region which includes the Columbus and Southeast regions.Lowery most recently served as the Director of Public Policy and Engagement for Hillenbrand, Inc, a company he has been a part of for the last 19 years.“I am honored and pleased to have been selected to lead the newly created Columbus/Southeast Region. The trust placed in me by President Snyder, his cabinet, and the regional boards is humbling. The rich history and promising future of Ivy Tech are unparalleled and I welcome the opportunity to be part of the team moving forward,” Lowery said. “I look forward to meeting and building relationships with the students, staff, faculty, and administratorsat Ivy Tech. And, I look forward to strengthening the partnerships between Ivy Tech and employers, schools, and communities of the Columbus/Southeast Region.”Passionate about education, Lowery serves as school board president of the Batesville Community School Corporation and was a founder of the Batesville Community Education Foundation.As President of the Batesville Board, he has led the school corporation in efforts that have resulted in top academic and managerial rankings including: “A” ranking bythe Indiana Department of Education; “Best Buy” from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce; and top ISTEP, AP, and SAT scores in Indiana (top 10 among public schools).Under his leadership, the school corporation partnered with the city of Batesville, private businesses, philanthropic organizations, and individuals to fund and establish a full scale Ivy Tech Community College campus in Batesville. The campus opened to students in January of 2013.“We are pleased to add Chris to our team in this multi-campus leadership position. His passion for education, and how Ivy Tech will rebuild our middle class, are among the many reasons we selected him,” Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder said. “He will ensure that our efforts in the various communities we serve are consistent with the needs of those communities. He brings a wealth of experience in economic and workforce development, which is at the core of our mission at Ivy Tech Community College.”Three years ago, Lowery founded the Batesville Roundtable, whose participants are leaders from business, education, healthcare, and the not-for-profit sectors. The three-fold purpose of the Roundtable is to: convene community leaders regularly with the intent of strengthening ties and friendships; gather and hear from a wide range of state and national leaders to prompt thoughtful discussion and dialogue; and think deeply about and develop strategies around such issues as economics, business, education and quality of place. In 2013, Lowery was appointed by Governor Pence to serve as chair of one of the newly created Indiana Regional Works Councilsfor southeastern Indiana.“As the Indiana Career Council recently shared, there are challenges and opportunities facing Indiana as leaders seek to align, engage, and advance a strategic plan for transforming Indiana’s workforce,” Lowery said. “As a state and region it will be critical that we: make certain that K-12 education, higher education, employers, and communities are aligned; relentlessly focus on and ensure that services are student- and worker-centric and geared toward success; and invest in demand-driven programs. In observing these pillars for transformation, I know that IvyTech Columbus/Southeast will be central in driving these outcomes and in addressing the related and tangential challenges and opportunities.”As Director of Public Policy and Engagement for Hillenbrand, Lowery was responsible for corporate communications, public affairs and government relations. Leading all engagement and communications efforts for Hillenbrand, his focus was to ensure the corporate strategy of acquisitive and organic growth was aligned in implementation and message across the enterprise. He also served as chair of Hillenbrand’s Charitable Contributions Committee. In his nearly two decades with Hillenbrand, Lowery previously served in a variety of leadership capacities at Batesville Casket Company in the areas of sales development, human resources, product leadership, and marketing and strategic planning for the options division.Prior to joining Hillenbrand, Lowery was Executive Director of the Association of Indiana Counties, an aide to former Indiana Governor Robert D. Orr, and an aide to then Senator Dan Quayle. While on the staff of Governor Orr, he was actively involved in supporting the A+ Program for Educational Excellence and received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award for his service to the people of the State of Indiana.Lowery also currently serves as Vice Chair of the Public Affairs Steering Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers and is a member of the Indiana General Assembly’s Interim Study Committee on Economic Development. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, the Southeastern Indiana YMCA, and the Batesville Chamber of Commerce.He is a graduate of the Indiana University (IU) School of Public and Environmental Affairs. His wife, Jerilyn is also a graduate of IU. They are members and supporters of the Well House Society, the Arbutus Society, the Alumni Association, the Varsity Club and Hoosiers for Higher Education. He also serves as a member of the SPEA alumni board and is a member of the IU Alumni Association (IUAA) Executive Council, the governing body of the IUAA.Chris and Jerilyn have two children, one a graduate of IU and the other a sophomore at IU.The combination of the Columbus and Southeast regions took place in January with the retirement of Southeast Chancellor James Helms, and the appointment of then Columbus Chancellor John Hogan to an Associate Vice President position.Press release from Ivy Tech Community Collegelast_img read more

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Cardinal St. Louis Volleyball team loss against the South Dearborn Lady Squires 25-8, 25-14. The score did not show the type of play the 7th team put together during the game. This was the best played game the 7th grade team played this year. The Cardinals transferred from defense to offense nicely. Ashley Hunter and Jaelyn Owens passed the ball to help setup our offense. This led to 2 spikes from Rachel Suttmann and a 1 spike from Lucy Aplanalp, Cora Roth and Kalli Obermeyer each. Although, the Cardinals struggled at the serving line. They only won 8 points off their serves. Suttmann led the Cardinals with 3 points followed by Cora Roth and Sophia Hohenstein with 2 points each and Aplanalp served for 1 point. The St. Louis Cardinals 8th Grade Volleyball team defeated the South Dearborn Squires 25-23, 25-21. In the first set, the Cardinals struggled with their serves which allowed the Squires to stay in the game. The Cardinals shrugged it off and served very well in the second set. Kate Weber led with 8 points followed by Isabelle Wonnell and Ingrid Tuveson with 5 points each, Maggie Beiser, Ava Owens and Rhea Miller with 2 points each, and Ella Moster, Claire Saner and Catherine Streator with 1 point each. Solid passing was delivered by Lilly Schebler to help setup our offense. Saner and Streator was strong at the net with 5 hits each.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.last_img read more

first_imgFSSA recently announced that families whose children receive free or reduced-cost meals at school will receive “Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer” (EBT) benefits.  Families who do not currently receive SNAP will receive an electronic benefits transfer card in the mail by the end of May, along with instructions on how to activate and use their card. Some local recipients are reporting that they have received their cards.  If you receive a card in a white envelope, do not throw it away.  Families do not have to apply for Pandemic EBT, also called “P-EBT.” The P-EBT card works like a bank debit card and can be used at any store in the United States that accepts SNAP, but cannot be used for cash withdrawals at ATM machines. FSSA worked with the Indiana Department of Education to identify these families based upon their child already receiving free and reduced-cost meals at school.last_img read more

first_imgPresident of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Mr. Gianni Infantino and his delegation paid a courtesy call to President David Granger on Tuesday.The team is here the sod-turning ceremony for the FIFA Forward Project at Providence, East Bank Demerara. The meeting was held at Base Camp Ayanganna, before the commencement of this week’s Cabinet meeting. Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon and Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton were also present at the meeting.The visiting delegation, which includes two former star football players, Mr. Juan Angel of Colombia and Mr. Pablo Aldao of Argentina, was accompanied by President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Mr. Wayne Forde, First Vice President, Brigadier (Ret) Bruce Lovell and Second Vice President, Mr. Rawlston Adams. From a President to a President! The FIFA Head also presented President Granger with a special token of appreciationDuring their discussions, President Granger said that much more needs to be done with regard to training and the provision of resources to bring the game of football up to the same popularity as cricket. He explained that Guyana shares an extensive border with Brazil, which is considered a football powerhouse and that, in many ways, has generated great interest and love for the game in Guyana, particularly in the hinterland. He said that collaboration between Guyana and FIFA, which has the expertise and resources to support the further development of the game in the country, will give young people in those regions the opportunity to become world-class football players.Meanwhile, Mr. Infantino said that the Caribbean Region is blessed with exceptional natural talent for sport in general. “Every kid that we could take off the streets to play football is a benefit for society,” he said. He also spoke of the possibility of greater collaboration through the mechanism of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).In this regard, the FIFA Head requested that President Granger, who is the current Chairman of CARICOM, use his office to ensure a meeting between the football and regional body is included on the agenda for the next Heads of Government Conference. He indicated, too, that a similar request was already communicated to the Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. Keith Mitchell, who will take over the responsibility of Chairmanship in July. (Ministry of the Presidency)last_img read more

first_imgGUYANA’S Shemar Britton secured a hard-fought title when he won the 2019 edition of the Trinidad and Tobago Reliability Maintenance Services Limited (RMSL) Super Singles Men’s Table Tennis Championships. The championships which attracted over 60 players started with the group and knock-out stage, November 30 – December 2, and climaxed on the evening of Wednesday December 5, 2019 at the National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Road, Tacarigua, Trinidad and Tobago.Players were pitted against the top-ranked players in Trinidad and Tobago, based on results in tournaments held in 2019 and those who advanced from the group and knockout stages, Each player was eager to stamp authority on the year-end championships to end the season on a high. A a result the contest saw some very close, tense, exciting, gruelling and thrilling matches.Britton entered the tournament just coming off victory with a silver-medal performance with Guyanese teammate Joel Alleyne in the WASA Open Team championships and champion in winning the Trinbago Men’s Singles Open in October 2019.Britton, a Tokyo 2020 Olympic prospect, described the victory in this championships as one of his hardest ever. He was stretched to the limit in securing four wins and one loss to finish as the player with the highest aggregate.On his way to victory, the Guyanese defeated Derron Douglas via a 3-2 margin, Aaron Edwards (3-0), Jessie Dookie (3-0), Arun Roopnarine (3-2), while his only defeat in the tournament came at the hands of Aaron Wilson (2-3).Regarded as one of the top players in the Caribbean, Britton who is the Caribbean U-21 male champion 2018, Caribbean bronze medallist, men’s singles and silver medallist, will break from studies on December 18, when he will return to Guyana for a short period, with plans to commence training and play in high level competitions in either Germany or China, with a view of preparing to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.The Latin American qualification event for Tokyo 2020 Olympics is scheduled for April 2020.last_img read more

first_img Comments Published on January 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 PROVIDENCE, R.I. C.J. Fair found himself in a peculiar spot. Arms extended, Fair manned the middle of Syracuse’s 2-3 zone instead of his familiar spot on the wing.Seconds earlier, SU freshman Rakeem Christmas walked disgustedly off the court after picking up his fifth foul. He’d played just 16 minutes, and now the Orange was without a true big man for the final nine minutes of regulation.‘It was crazy playing center,’ the 6-foot-8 Fair said. ‘The crazy thing about it is in practice a couple days ago we were going over the zone for the fours, and they needed an extra man to play defense at center and I was playing it.’Fair said Syracuse assistant coach Adrian Autry told him to be ready just in case something happened that would require the sophomore to switch positions. So after Christmas trudged off the court and starting center Fab Melo was already saddled with four fouls, Fair was pressed into duty.‘And there I was playing for a couple possessions,’ he said with a laugh.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange (16-0, 3-0 Big East) was without center Baye Keita for Wednesday’s 87-73 win over Providence (11-5, 0-3), as he missed the game due to injury. That meant Fair was the No. 3 option for head coach Jim Boeheim in one of the first games all season where SU’s big men have been foul prone. The absence of Keita pointed out a potential vulnerability for a guard-heavy Syracuse team, as Christmas struggled to be the man in the middle.Boeheim said Keita hurt his hip leaving the court prior to the start of SU’s win over DePaul on Saturday and wasn’t healthy enough to play. He participated in warm-ups before the game and before the start of the second half, but he was noticeably limping.‘It hurts us a little bit that Baye couldn’t go,’ Boeheim said. ‘He hurt himself walking off the court before the DePaul game, and he just can’t go and he’s a big part of our team.’Keita came into the game averaging only 3 points and 2.5 rebounds per game, but his defensive presence was missed.Christmas, a true freshman, filled in at the center position when Melo was out of the game. His youth and inexperience showed, as he averaged one foul about every three minutes.Less than two minutes into the game, Providence guard Vincent Council got Christmas to bite on a pump fake in the left corner. Though the foul wasn’t called on the fake, Christmas was out of position as Council drove to the hoop and had to reach in from behind, this time drawing a whistle.He had another silly foul at the 5:33 mark of the first half when he lost Friars forward Brice Kofane floating along the baseline of the zone. Kofane took a feed from Council and drew a simple foul on his way up to the hoop.‘Rak is not ready to play in the middle there,’ Boeheim said. ‘Baye is a very important player and we did not have him tonight. That’s the first time we got in foul trouble all year almost in there, and we need him in there. Hopefully he’ll get better and he’ll play Saturday, but I don’t know.’After impressively tallying 16 blocks in the last two games, Melo only registered two against an undersized PC team. It was a surprising total that could have been a product of self restraint with Keita unable to play.Boeheim attributed the low block total to Providence’s offense attacking Melo in a different fashion than Seton Hall and DePaul. Instead of going right at him, Boeheim said the Friars opted not to challenge the SU big man.Though the blocks weren’t there, Melo did draw two key charges down the stretch to help preserve the victory. His second drawn charge erased a layup by Bryce Cotton that would have brought Providence to within six.Even without the blocks, it was clear that Melo was the only player SU had who could efficiently command the zone. Christmas couldn’t handle the responsibility defensively, and Fair admitted he had to take a few seconds to really think about his assignments in the middle of the defense.Luckily, Fair said, he was playing center at a time when the Friars needed 3s and weren’t attacking the paint.‘You see that he’s a big factor to the team because he always comes up with hustle plays, big rebounds, putbacks or anything,’ Fair said of Keita.‘I didn’t think that far ahead that we would be in this position, but now we’re in this position and it makes me think a little more about being prepared and being a center if the case ever comes again.’mjcohe02@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img Published on January 30, 2016 at 3:54 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Dajuan Coleman walked back to the Syracuse bench and got an earful from Jim Boeheim along the way. He stopped short of his seat, having just recorded his fifth and final foul, and motioned with his body to Boeheim how he had picked it up.There were six minutes and 11 seconds to play, and the Orange had to close out what was then a tied game without its big man. To that point, he had played so well against a Georgia Tech team that is built on size.“I don’t know. I get it. I don’t know to be honest with you,” Coleman said. “I think they’re always giving me that foul because I’m just a little stronger than the guy.”Coleman’s frustration for his foul calls put a bitter spin on what was an otherwise encouraging game for the still-regrouping Syracuse center. Despite fouling out in just 24 minutes, he recorded a conference play-high 11 points, and finished around the rim with ease. And even with his absence late in the game, Syracuse’s (15-8, 5-5 Atlantic Coast) defense did enough to hold off Georgia Tech (12-9, 2-6) in a 60-57 win in the Carrier Dome on Saturday.MORE STORIESAdvertisementThis is placeholder textMalachi Richardson closes out Syracuse’s win over Georgia TechDajuan Coleman turns in positive offensive performance despite fouling outFrank Howard assists on 6 baskets in Syracuse’s 60-47 win against Georgia TechWhat we learned from Syracuse’s 60-57 win over Georgia Tech“I thought Dajuan was tremendous tonight,” Boeheim said. “He just can’t get his hands on people and get fouls. He had three fouls with very little pressure on guys. I thought offensively he was good.”Coleman fouled Nick Jacobs on a shot less than two minutes into the game and was subsequently taken out. When he re-entered three minutes later, he immediately recorded another foul. In the time he was out, Georgia Tech owned the paint — it’s where it got its first 10 points — against Tyler Lydon, who seemed undersized.It forced Coleman to go back in the game despite the early fouls, and that’s when he put on one of his best offensive performances that he has this season. On his first basket, he used his backside to create space from a defender then turned to lay in a shot that looked easier than it was. With Syracuse up by three points, he got a pass from Frank Howard wide open under the hoop. He power-dribbled and finished another layup.“Anytime I got the ball, I just tried to go up strong,” Coleman said. “Any time I could score, that helped the team a lot.”When Syracuse played Pittsburgh on Dec. 30, Coleman fouling out left the Orange without his big-body presence. The Orange lost by 11 in a game that SU trailed by two in when he was forced to leave the court. Lydon said he knew when Coleman came out on Saturday that he would have to buckle down defensively.“I wasn’t too worried about what I was going to do on offense,” Lydon said.Coleman’s presence wasn’t missed in the way it has been this season — GT scored only eight points after he left. But his success when he did play gave reason to inspire confidence going forward. He’s struggled to score all season, taking unnecessary power dribbles, missing shots around the rim. Playing well against a team like Georgia Tech, a team that features three good post players, showed that Coleman’s recovery process from his knee injury isn’t over, but it’s getting there.“He’s getting used to playing a little bit,” Boeheim said. “I think everybody was very foolish to think this was going to happen in the first 10 games or 15 or 20. It was going to take some time…He’s making progress.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgOne of the four Democrats vying for the opportunity to face Joni Ernst in Iowa’s 2020 US Senate election stopped in north-central Iowa over the weekend. Michael Franken grew up in rural northwestern Iowa and is a retired US Navy Vice Admiral who served as a former aide to late US Senator Ted Kennedy. Franken says he’s the best choice to serve all Iowans as he’s never forgotten his rural Iowa values.  “I’ve worn those proudly through the years, and anybody who knows me definitely knows I’m from Iowa and that I have a proclivity to all things Iowa. I think that separates myself. I’m not the person from Polk County, I stayed rural. My hometown is Lebanon Iowa, 54 people. I’m a science guy unlike everybody else. I’ve got a lot of Washington DC experience, which means I know how to get things done. And I would like to see the face of cities such as Mason City and Sioux City and Decorah and Davenport and Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.” Franken says Americans shouldn’t be pleased with the way the White House is handling the current situation with Iran.  “ I’ve held the Iranian plan numerous times in my career, including a time as the policy strategy chief at US Central Command, so I know how this kind of goes or how it’s simulated and how the war games go. We should not as a nation be happy about this, we should be introspective, and we should expect that there will be retribution. Although the Iranians are not Arabs obviously, but an Arab expression comes to mind that ‘vengeance is a soup best served cold’, so this may go for some time.”Franken says things are “off kilter” when it comes to foreign relations.   “We have wild swings which, just like in the business community, you don’t want the unknown, and in international affairs and diplomacy, you want somebody with it an even hand on the tiller. You want to maintain course and speed and make your changes well known. Surprises are not appreciated, and we’ve certainly vacillated more than is necessary, and people are questioning how steady our hand is.” Three others from Des Moines have declared their candidacy in the Democratic primary: lawyer Kimberly Graham, businesswoman Theresa Greenfield, and businessman Eddie Mauro. Greenfield and Mauro had unsuccessful bids running for Iowa’s Third District US House seat in 2018, while Graham has never ran for elected office. You can hear our full interview with Franken by clicking on the audio player below.last_img read more

first_imgKiley said she believes overprescribing is a catalyst for the opioid crisis and hopes increased regulating efforts will be made. “To me, that’s like treating an addiction to vodka with one beer a day,” Kiley said in a Jan. 29 interview with The Two River Times. Updated totals published Jan. 30 by the Prosecutor’s Office revealed that in 2018 there were 215 recorded drug-related overdose deaths in the county, of which 183 deaths were related to heroin opiates – making last year the deadliest on record since the organization began tracking these incidences in 2012. “The opioid epidemic continues to devastate families and communities across our state,” Murphy said in a media release. “As we combat this crisis, it is critical that we use data-driven, evidence-based strategies to support individuals suffering from addiction and help them get on the path to recovery.” In July Murphy announced that New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program had grown by 10,000 patients since his administration took office at the start of 2018. These totals are a significant increase over the previous highs, recorded in 2016, of 164 drug-related overdose deaths, 150 of which were related to heroin opiates. • Supporting individuals on their path to and maintenance of recovery “Addiction is addiction. If you have an addictive personality it doesn’t really matter what the substance or activity is. Treating opioid addiction with marijuana might save a life, but I believe the individual will continue to be addicted. And if that marijuana high isn’t enough, they’ll eventually go back to opioids,” Kiley added. Additionally, Murphy announced four strategies for combatting the epidemic: Further, Medicaid will be building “Centers of Excellence” for opioid treatment at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. According to Carole Johnson, State Human Services commissioner, these centers will be used to support community-based clinicians in providing opioid addiction treatment. The dramatic increase was due to the six new additions to the program’s medical conditions list, including anxiety, migraines, Tourette’s syndrome, chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders and chronic visceral pain. One week after New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled a series of initiatives he hopes will stem the troubling tide of the opioid epidemic, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) offered a snapshot of a deadly 2018. • Increasing access to evidence-based prevention and treatment programs One of the Murphy administration’s efforts includes the addition of opioid addiction to the list of medical conditions covered by New Jersey’s expanding Medical Marijuana Program. Medicaid is also planning to launch a series of efforts to advance accessibility to MAT, including initiating the Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) program, which will create new Medicaid reimbursement incentives for primary care providers to offer MAT for opioid addiction. Newly elected Monmouth County Freeholder Susan M. Kiley said treating opioid addiction with marijuana is something she opposes. “I’m angry about it because I believe a huge percentage of those suffering in this opioid crisis started because they went to see a physician,” Kiley said. “They go in to be treated for an illness or an injur y and get overprescribed. We’re talking about young kids all the way up to seniors. It has to stop, and stronger regulations and better tracking of prescriptions is a way to start.” Use disorder is linked to dependence, in which a user may feel symptoms of withdrawal when coming of f a particular substance. These efforts are part of a developing plan to battle the opioid epidemic and Murphy has already advanced $100 million from his 2019 budget to put toward the fight. To help advance these initiatives, Murphy said Medicaid will remove the requirement for prior authorization for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), which so often serves as an administrative barrier to life-saving treatment. • Building sound data systems and strengthening system-wide infrastructure for the addicted population Kiley, the Freeholder Board’s liaison to the County Health and Human Services Department, said she believes addiction is not always contingent on the product, but a user’s personality. • Delivering robust law enforcement to stem the supply of illicit drugs, while also supporting diversion programs Courtesy: Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Kiley said she disagrees with the commonly accepted sentiment that marijuana is not an addictive substance and, though it may not contain addictive properties, the National Institute on Drug Abuse indicates that marijuana use can lead to the development of use disorder.last_img read more