Watch “A Mother’s Desperation: Resorting to the Law”: http://ezproxy.library.berkeley.org:80/login?url=https://fod-infobase-com.ezproxy.library.berkeley.org/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=237463&xtid=39805 (Links to an external site.)
Then review this important guide: “Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs”
https://www.drugpolicy.org/sites/default/files/DPA_SafetyFirst_2014_0.pdf (Links to an external site.)
Then create a 300-word top-level post that responds to the following questions in ESSAY format:
Briefly explain the approach(es) taken by the mother in the film to control her teen’s drug use and addiction.
Provide an analysis of the approaches to teen addiction depicted in the case study in the film (e.g. Do you agree with resorting to the law to address teen addiction, and with the other strategies used by the mother?)
If you were a parent, how could you approach this case–and teen drug use, in general–differently? (Directly refer to suggestions from the above “Safety First” manual; be sure to consider strength-based approaches, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapies, as well).
Provide some suggestions that might help the mother and other family members cope with the teen’s drug use and addiction (check out all the literature and resources Al-Anon provides, for example: https://al-anon.org/ (Links to an external site.))
In dealing with situations outside of taxation, Vanistendael has noted that the decision in Centros is the example to keep in mind. The test in Centros highlighted the fact that establishing a company in a Member State whose company law rules are the least restrictive cannot in itself constitute an abuse of the right of establishment. This may be compatible with Cadbury Schweppes, but fundamentally incompatible with the decision in Part Service. The situations defining Cadbury Schweppes (a cross-border problem and fundamental freedom elements) and Halifax (the interpretation of a national tax rule) are also fundamentally different involving different tests. With this in mind, Vanistendael contends it is conceivable to have more than one concept of abuse. 6.2 After the VAT cases: should the abuse concept be codified? Turning to the question of whether or not the abuse concept as elaborated in the VAT cases should be characterised as a uniform national concept borrowed from EU law, Vanistendael focuses on the fact that the PS decision has made this obsolete. He argues against a possible codification at Union level, much unlike the Opinion of Advocate General Maduro in Halifax, which concerned balancing the prohibition of abuse against the principles of legal certainty. Instead, he argues it would be more appropriate for the Court to further develop different concepts of abuse and have one which is specific to national situations, applied in accordance with secondary EU tax legislation. To do so would give more leeway to national courts in such situations. The author endorses the opinion of the Advocate General over that put forward by Vanistendael. Part Service is indeed proof that the Court has shown an inclination to allow national courts to apply national law in the area of VAT, however this is insufficient in supporting the argument that more than one concept of abuse exists.>GET ANSWER