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Recreational Substance Use

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  • City adjusts estimate for heroin users

    City adjusts estimate for heroin users
    Baltimore officials have again adjusted the estimated number of heroin users in the city — to nearly 19,000, up from 11,000. The new figure comes from a task force Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed in October to study heroin use and...
  • What's trending: #PrayForFSU, Bill Cosby, 'Pitch Perfect 2' and more

    Sadness set the tone for social media today, as the tragic shooting at Florida State University's library trended worldwide. But don't fret, there are some laughs trending amidst the FSU hashtags. Here's what social media is talking about today: 1....
  • Review: 'Foxcatcher'

    Review: 'Foxcatcher'
    Does extreme privilege point, like an arrow, to a sort of rot within the true-blue American spirit? Putting criminal insanity aside for a moment, the answer's a qualified, sorrowful yes in director Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," a true-crime drama...
  • Six boys' stories: Records tell of violence, drug use at Lawrence Hall

     Six boys' stories: Records tell of violence, drug use at Lawrence Hall
    Lawrence Hall Youth Services promises to provide expert care and close guidance to juvenile state wards with histories of abuse and neglect in its 48-bed residential treatment center in Chicago and a network of nearby group homes. The nonprofit...
  • Forensic Psychiatrist Testifies That Accused Murderer Suffered Psychotic Illness

    Forensic Psychiatrist Testifies That Accused Murderer Suffered Psychotic Illness
    NEW BRITAIN — A forensic psychiatrist testified Monday that Jan Gawlik was suffering from a psychotic illness when he brutally murdered his 90-year-old father in October 2011. Dr. Alec Buchanan said that he evaluated Gawlik at the reqest of defense...
  • Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says

    Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says
    Experimental mice have been telling us this for years, but pot-smoking humans didn't want to believe it could happen to them: Compared with a person who never smoked marijuana, someone who uses marijuana regularly has, on average, less gray matter in...
  • Role of marijuana in Ferguson shooting unclear after grand jury report

    ST. LOUIS When St. Louis County Police conducted a follow-up interview of two construction workers who witnessed the Michael Brown shooting, a detective focused not on what they had seen but on a single word one of the men had said to Brown: "wax." Pot...
  • CDC: Fewer than 18% of American adults smoke cigarettes, a new low

    CDC: Fewer than 18% of American adults smoke cigarettes, a new low
    The proportion of American adults who smoke cigarettes has hit a new low, new federal data show. And among those who do smoke, fewer are lighting up every day, and even they are smoking fewer cigarettes. A national health survey conducted by the Centers...
  • Law prevents youth e-cigarette access, but use on rise

    On Oct. 1, Connecticut joined 27 other states in banning e-cigarette sales to minors. That common-sense approach was supported by tobacco industry representatives as well as public health officials. The law lays out fines and timelines for anyone selling,...
  • Teens to get tips for turning down drugs at free class

    Teenagers and parents can steel themselves against drug abuse at a free class on Tuesday. The Drug Prevention Informational Session explores the signs, consequences and peer pressures associated with street drugs. The free event is put on by the village...
  • Uber, Bill Cosby and emergency room: Letters

    Uber, Bill Cosby and emergency room: Letters
    An Uber experience Recently the media, including the Orlando Sentinel, have printed articles in which the ride-sharing service Uber is criticized. On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., I downloaded the Uber app to see for myself what the experience...