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Recreational Substance Use

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  • Lake Park High's substance abuse counselor brings former struggles to job

     Lake Park High's substance abuse counselor brings former struggles to job
    Students at Lake Park High School usually come to see substance abuse counselor Gina Horsley when there's trouble. Maybe they were caught sneaking booze into a football game, or maybe she heard through the hallway grapevine that they have an issue with...
  • Actor Jackie Chan's son sentenced to 6 months in jail in China for drug offense

    The son of actor Jackie Chan pleaded guilty in a Beijing court Friday to providing a venue for drug users and was sentenced to six months in prison, following a major crackdown on illegal drugs in the Chinese capital. Jaycee Chan, 32, also was ordered to...
  • Cigarettes out, hookahs in at Philadelphia clubs

    Cigarettes out, hookahs in at Philadelphia clubs
    Elly Silie of Atlantic City ended her 25th birthday with a night of drinking and a stop at Infusion Lounge at 2nd and Market streets for some hookah. Clad in sleek, black dresses and heels, her and her friends entered the lounge where half-naked women...
  • Lauderhill to impose smoke shop moratorium

    The recent increase in the number of people wanting to open smoke shops in the city has Lauderhill officials and staff worried. At a meeting last week, city officials took the first step toward regulating smoke shops by giving initial approval to an...
  • Bucks' Sanders suspended at least 10 games for drug violation

    The NBA suspended troubled Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders for a minimum of 10 games without pay Friday for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program. Sanders' suspension will begin Monday when the Bucks host the Toronto Raptors and will...
  • Evergreen Health Co-op aims to compete with the health care giants

    Evergreen Health Co-op aims to compete with the health care giants
    Dr. Peter Beilenson thought fighting the intractable rates of drug use and sexually transmitted diseases in Baltimore was tough. Then the former city health commissioner took on health insurance. "It's the hardest job I've had," said Beilenson,...
  • New Orleans bash, pot bring down UCF fraternity

    New Orleans bash, pot bring down UCF fraternity
    In the month before one of the University of Central Florida's oldest fraternities was shut down, its members were investigated for throwing an illegal party on Bourbon Street and for marijuana use at its off-campus house, documents showed Thursday. On...
  • Tourette's Dropped From List Being Considered For Medical Marijuana Use

    Tourette's Dropped From List Being Considered For Medical Marijuana Use
    — Connecticut's Medical Marijuana Program could be broadened to allow patients who suffer sickle cell disease, chronic pain after back surgery and severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Tourette's disorder, however, will not be added to the...
  • Sam Nazarian wins casino license, must submit to random drug testing

    Sam Nazarian wins casino license, must submit to random drug testing
    The Nevada Gaming Commission approved a gambling license for Sam Nazarian after hearing an appeal Thursday by the Los Angeles nightclub mogul, who admitted to paying $3 million to a convicted felon and using cocaine. After a grueling two-hour hearing --...
  • As more inmates are released from prison, more parolees return

    As more inmates are released from prison, more parolees return
    Randy Whittenburg was a "commendable" candidate for release from prison. After 31 years behind bars for his role in a Los Angeles strong-arm robbery that ended in murder, Whittenburg had earned four vocational certificates; completed Bible study,...
  • 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...