| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
When most people think of addiction, they visualize a derelict on a street corner or in a back alley, homeless and wasting away from a nasty and illegal drug habit. In truth, an addict could be the teen next door, a co-worker, the man...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
When it comes to prescription pain medications, there's a lot of misinformation out there. Whether you're searching for information about how such drugs can help you relieve pain or reading the latest tabloid tale of a celebrity...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Sons of Anarchy recap: “Los Fantasmas” After the entertaining sidetrip last week that showed us the continuing exploits of Venus Van Dam, we get back on track this week with a pretty focused, straightforward episode. The fallout from Tara's...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Vicki Foley can trace her son Chris' drug use back to junior high, when he started smoking cigarettes.
The cigarettes led to marijuana and the marijuana eventually led to heroin.
The heroin led to his death.
"Heroin took his life," Foley said of the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Ask anyone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness or addiction or sought treatment for a family member or friend with such a condition, getting proper medical care can be a huge challenge. Bad enough that those with an illness may themselves...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Terry Reed, likely Baltimore's best-known panhandler — the one with prosthetic arms and legs, who for years worked the traffic along President Street through all kinds of weather — is alive and doing much better than anyone thought he would....
| Nov 24, 2013
"Cocaine Congressman" Trey Radel, as headline writers have rebranded him, voted to allow states to drug test all food stamp recipients. Congress, it turns out, should have drug-tested Radel.
The 37-year-old former TV reporter and radio show host arrived...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Dr. David Greenfield's lunchtime patient was a no-show on Monday, so I snagged the chance for a turn on his office couch.
Well, virtually at least. Appropriate, considering the psychiatrist is a leading authority on how virtual lives are taking over...
| Nov 26, 2013
After hearing how one young woman is recovering from her addiction to heroin, Dori Campbell couldn't help but show support.
"We're proud of you," she yelled out during a heroin education forum last week.
Campbell lost her son four years ago to a...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:38 PM
One only had to sit through a public hearing on gambling to get a taste of how diverse the state's interests are -- and the Florida Senate Gaming Committee did just that Wednesday.
Committee chair Garrett Richter, R-Naples, had proposed four...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:59 PM
Wichita police found another child wandering the streets. The toddler’s mom was passed out inside her home in southeast Wichita.
It’s one of at least a half dozen incidents this year in Wichita.
“This should be a warning call to...