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“Kids are Dying,” a documentary-style film, provides an up close look at the growing heroin epidemic in New Jersey. The film tackles this timely and relevant issue in the wake of many states, including New Jersey, declaring a state of emergency in response to the widespread increase in opioid addiction and overdose. 

Are you planning to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras next year? If so, be prepared to see signs that say “No Smoking” in bars and casinos. The New Orleans City Council recently approved an ordinance for a total smoke-free ban, which will prohibit smoking in all indoor areas of workplaces, restaurants and bars. 

What happens when a reality TV show pushes the boundaries of what is simply a small indiscretion of one character, to airing the daily struggles of someone suffering from a substance use disorder? 

Welcome to Five Minutes With, where we take a few moments to better get to know the CASAColumbia staff. Today we’d like to introduce Emily Feinstein, J.D., Director of Health Law and Policy.

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