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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Hookah smoking a hot trend for young adults but clouded by health concerns

    DALLAS Clouds of sickly sweet blackberry smoke are billowing out of Isaac Doss' mouth. He takes a long draw from the bubbling hookah and passes the pipe to Kara Brick. They are sprawled on cushioned wicker chairs on the patio at Kush, a hookah bar on...
  • Florida doctor injected meth, traded pill scripts for drugs and cash, records allege

    Florida doctor injected meth, traded pill scripts for drugs and cash, records allege
    One said the doctor injected himself with meth. Another said Dr. Gregory Gooden liked to smoke marijuana while drinking alcohol. Statements from those two alleged witnesses, along with surveillance and other detective work, led to charges last week...
  • Teens see different consequences from alcohol and pot: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using alcohol leads to unsafe driving and compromised relationships with peers, while using marijuana harms relationships with authority figures, U.S. teens said in a survey. "Our most serious finding was that people who...
  • For some parents, legalization complicates how to talk about pot

    Laurie Ritchie prides herself on being an open-minded parent. She voted in favor of legalizing marijuana two years ago. She started talking to her daughters about drug use around the same time. She hasn't stopped. Now that recreational pot is legal in...
  • Residents put gates on alleys to shut out criminals

    Residents put gates on alleys to shut out criminals
    The rear alleys in the communities surrounding Broadway in Southeast Baltimore typically conjure up images of rats, litter or worse — not of a playground for children. Yet on a recent summer night, 3-year-old Stevie Benchoff hit a wiffle ball off a...
  • California marijuana market poised to explode

    Looking around last week at the exhibitor showroom of CannaCon, the huge marijuana-business expo held outside Seattle, Greg James had something of an epiphany: The pot industry in America is growing like, you guessed it, a weed. "There was everybody from...
  • Just a taste of alcohol for children is too much, research shows

    PITTSBURGH A parent enjoying an alcoholic drink might find his or her young child to be curious about what's in that bottle or glass. It raises the question: Should the parent offer the child just a taste? Will it remove the temptation or encourage use...
  • Carly Rousso's public appearance sparks controversy

    Carly Rousso's public appearance sparks controversy
    Facing a potentially lengthy prison term for inhaling keyboard cleaner before causing a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park, Carly Rousso has been making public appearances and tearfully apologizing for her crime. Rousso’s lawyers...
  • Trying to prevent heroin deaths one shot at a time

    Trying to prevent heroin deaths one shot at a time
    Robert Taylor Jr., and Camille Haviland thought they were being safe — within the bounds of their dangerous heroin habit, that is. Having bought from a new dealer, Taylor tried just one capsule instead of his usual three or four. Haviland left...
  • Family guide to new movie releases

    "The November Man" Rating: R for strong violence including a sexual assault, language, sexuality/nudity and brief drug use What it's about: Retired spy is brought back into the game where he battles his trigger-happy protege in trying to protect a woman...
  • Residents converge on local teen drug use

    More than 100 residents tied to the Crescenta Valley and the prevention of drug and alcohol use among local youth met during the CV Alliance's quarterly meeting on Friday, where Glendale school officials and county health officials discussed ongoing...