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Substance Abuse (INACTIVE)

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  • Gov. Jerry Brown set to propose budget with new spending and saving

    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown will propose a $106.8-billion budget on Friday, increasing state spending on schools, healthcare and welfare for poor Californians. Brown will also propose stashing $1.6 billion in a rainy day fund as a buffer against...
  • Baltimore wants to give out thousands more needles to drug users

    Baltimore wants to give out thousands more needles to drug users
    Hoping to curb the spread of HIV, Baltimore officials want to hand out thousands more needles to drug addicts than Maryland law now allows. Since 1994, city Health Department vans that work with addicts have traded clean syringes for used ones in a one-...
  • Early parole, money for jails in Brown's proposed budget

    Early parole, money for jails in Brown's proposed budget
    SACRAMENTO -- Conceding that California won't meet a federal court deadline to reduce prison overcrowding, Gov. Jerry Brown is moving ahead with plans to expand parole programs to include the frail, mentally impaired and elderly, while seeking to fund...
  • Hopkins internship helps move city residents into jobs

    Hopkins internship helps move city residents into jobs
    Olivia Griffin gets to her job at Johns Hopkins Hospital an hour early each work day just to make sure she isn't late. It's not an easy feat for the 25-year-old mother of two who relies on the bus and subway for transportation from her West Baltimore...
  • Demi Lovato opens up about heavy use of cocaine, alcohol

    Demi Lovato opens up about heavy use of cocaine, alcohol
    Demi Lovato may have been shy a few years back about her reasons for going to rehab, but these days she's holding nothing back, telling all about the drug and alcohol abuse that saw her hitting bottom when she was only 19 years old. Cocaine every half...
  • Rick Scott installs three new hospital district board members

    Rick Scott installs three new hospital district board members
    Gov. Rick Scott announced three appointments late Friday to the North Broward Hospital District board of commissioners. Though the board seats are unpaid, the hospital district board seats are plum appointments. The North Broward Hospital District...
  • The Y100 Jingle Ball: Girls rule!

    The Y100 Jingle Ball: Girls rule!
    In December 2007, pictures began circulating on the Internet showing then-15-year-old Miley Cyrus and a girlfriend sharing a Twizzler in a way that came close to a kiss, which prompted a brief flurry of lesbian rumors. Six months later, in a Vanity Fair...
  • Sheila Braxton, A Little Bit of Heaven CEO

    Sheila Braxton, A Little Bit of Heaven CEO
    The sentiment is simple; making it reality often is not. "If you give people a decent place to live, a good plate of food, treat them decently," Sheila Braxton says, "you won't find any bad people." Braxton is the executive CEO of A Little Bit of...
  • After Tragic Crash, Glastonbury Offers Alcohol-Abuse Programs

    After Tragic Crash, Glastonbury Offers Alcohol-Abuse Programs
    GLASTONBURY — Following Thursday's release of a police report showing that 17-year-old Jane Modlesky had a blood-alcohol content 13 times greater than the legal limit for young drivers, two town groups have said they are organizing educational...
  • Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes

    Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes
    In the historic Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, bank executives and charity leaders gathered in August to trade hugs and self-congratulatory speeches. Nonprofit groups on the West Side were helping restore communities by renovating homes...
  • Steinberg seeks to restore mental health funds for criminals

    SACRAMENTO — Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said Thursday that he will seek to restore a state program that funded county services for mentally ill people who run afoul of the law. After a decade of state funding, the Mentally...