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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Lawmaker rethinks proposal to require welfare drug tests

    Changes made to a bill that would require welfare recipients to take drug tests were voted down Thursday by its author, as the lawmaker who originally proposed the idea reconsiders. The bill's author, Sen. Patricia Miller, R-Indianapolis, has filed a...
  • Future of needle exchange bill is uncertain in Senate

    Future of needle exchange bill is uncertain in Senate
    The leader of the Indiana Senate says he's uncertain how his chamber will vote on a proposal to legalize needle-exchange programs. Indiana bars needle-exchange programs, but Gov. Mike Pence last month authorized a short-term exchange to help combat an...
  • Pot legalization across US may hinge on 2016 California vote

    SAN FRANCISCO A fight next year over whether to allow recreational marijuana use in California may serve as a tipping point as legalization proponents press their campaign in other U.S. states. "A lot of eyes are on California," Gavin Newsom, the state's...
  • Study: Many teens who use e-cigarettes also smoke regular cigarettes

    Study: Many teens who use e-cigarettes also smoke regular cigarettes
    Public health experts fear electronic cigarettes -- with their colorful designs and array of sweet flavorings -- will induce young people to start smoking. But are those fears justified? A new study from Wales offers mixed results. Researchers found...
  • Baltimore County family struggles with impact of heroin's grip

    Baltimore County family struggles with impact of heroin's grip
    Bird River Road bends and gives up its memories. "That's where Adam's real dad lived," Christine Samuels says, nodding out the car window as she heads down the familiar road. She was 17 and still in high school when Adam was born. "We grew up...
  • Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory admits failed combine drug test

    Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory admits failed combine drug test
    Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory acknowledged that he failed a drug test for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine in February. "I blame myself," Gregory told NFL Network. "And I know it sounds cliché, but there's really no one else I can blame."...
  • Lives remembered, stereotypes challenged at overdose vigil

    Even someone with a good home, good family, good job and all-around good life can fall victim to addiction. Community members gathered Thursday in an effort to shed the stigma of addiction and grieve for those who have lost their lives to drugs and...
  • Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

    Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak
    Faced with a growing HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he's considering a needle-exchange program as part of a public health emergency he's preparing to declare in a county that's at the epicenter of the...
  • Former FAU coach Carl Pelini files lawsuit alleging assistant lied about drug use

    Former FAU coach Carl Pelini filed a defamation lawsuit against ex-Owls assistant coach Matthew Edwards, alleging Edwards lied while stating he witnessed Pelini using drugs. Edwards signed a sworn affidavit in November 2013 stating he witnessed Pelini...
  • A sin tax on meat could save lives

    At this time of year, the last thing anyone wants to think about is paying more taxes. But there's one tax I'm in favor of and you should be, too, if you care about your health and the health of the planet: a sin tax on meat, cheese and other animal-based...
  • Marijuana legalization ballot drive launched in Michigan

    Michigan would legalize the use of marijuana for recreational use under the wording of a proposed ballot initiative submitted Thursday, the first of what could be competing legalization efforts. If authorized by the Board of State Canvassers, the...