Mediaplanet: What is the biggest challenge facing the addiction recovery community today?
DeAnna M. Jordan: The biggest problem facing the addiction recovery community today is the misconceptions about addiction. Though the American Medical Association has labeled drug addiction and alcoholism as diseases, many people refuse to believe the disease model. A lack of education only furthers misconceptions about what it really takes to recover from this deadly disease.
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A friend of the man police say is in the Idaho wilderness with a teen girl he kidnapped worries that the suspect might kill himself.
In an interview with HuffPost Crime, Andrew Spanswick — who’s known suspect James DiMaggio and his family for seven years — said that today is the anniversary of the suspect’s father’s suicide.
Police say DiMaggio was last spotted with his victim, 16-year-old Hannah Anderson, a few days ago by hikers in the Cascade area of Idaho. His car was found on the side of the road Friday.