| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:46 PM
A doctor who traveled on Michael Jackson's 1993 worldwide "Dangerous" tour testified that he gave the singer a shot of Demerol and a 24-hour intravenous morphine drip while they were in Thailand and that he told a ranking AEG executive that the singer was...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Throughout its 13 seasons over eight years, Intervention has seemed like one of those shows that will just always be around. Every so often it comes in with a new batch of episodes depicting the harrowing journeys of addicts desperate to get clean and...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:17 AM
ATLANTA (AP) — Overdose deaths in the U.S. are rising fastest among middle-aged women, and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, the government reported Tuesday.
"Mothers, wives, sisters and daughters are dying at rates that we...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Gwyneth Paltrow in her skivvies is as good a reason as any to tune into the new trailer for "Thanks for Sharing," the sex-addiction film starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and pop star Pink, a.k.a. Alecia Beth Moore.
The feature film debut from "The...
| Jun 26, 2013
As a teen, Scott Damiani got adults to place bets for him at a horse track. He wagered instead of studying, losing college scholarships when his grades plummeted. Over the years, he maxed out 14 credit cards, sold his house to pay debts and kept betting....
| Jul 1, 2013
Dear Amy: Our daughter (age 22) has been dating a man (age 27) for seven months. She just finished college and they met at the restaurant where they both work.
Recently they both stayed with us for a few days. One day he asked to use our shower in the...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I serve on the board of directors for United Ministries/Earl's Place and I am also an elementary school teacher. One activity that I do with my students, centered around number sense, is called "Big or Small?" Students are given a number and need to...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:27 AM
On a sunny afternoon last week, a family could be seen walking inside Hope House Laurel, while two groups of people of varying ages sat in chairs in the shade on the side of the building talking amicably.
This private substance abuse treatment center in...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:18 PM
I like to run. Apparently, this gets me high.
Last year, researchers at the University of Arizona published a study in the Journal of Experimental Biology examining the "neurobiological rewards" of treadmill running in 10 humans, eight dogs and eight...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:21 PM
"For me I feel like it's drugs for breakfast, drugs for lunch, drugs for dinner, drugs drugs drugs," Orange County Superior Court Judge John Adams said. "That's been my diet for 11 years on the bench."
Adams, who hears felony arraignments at the...
| Jun 9, 2013
Simple possession of small amounts of methamphetamine — enough for personal use but presumably not for dealing — is a "wobbler" in California, meaning that offenses can be charged as either felonies or misdemeanors. It's different with...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:41 AM
We have a great capacity for placing people into categories and minimizing their humanity. One such category is "felons" and another is "drug addicts." We can easily forget that men and women who have been convicted of crimes or are suffering from...