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Recreational Substance Use

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  • 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...
  • Aaron Hernandez's Cousin Testifies To Erratic Behavior Of Wallace, Ortiz

    Aaron Hernandez's Cousin Testifies To Erratic Behavior Of Wallace, Ortiz
    FALL RIVER, Mass. — A Bristol, Conn. cousin of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez testified in detail Tuesday about the crazy, erratic, PCP-induced behavior of the two other men charged with murder in the 2013 Odin Lloyd homicide,...
  • Aaron Hernandez Case Turns To Bristol, Wallace's Flight From Authorities

    Aaron Hernandez Case Turns To Bristol, Wallace's Flight From Authorities
    Several residents of Aaron Hernandez's hometown of Bristol, Conn., testified Friday about the aftermath of the 2013 Odin Lloyd homicide, as Massachusetts prosecutors turned their focus to the flight of one of the former New England Patriots tight end's...
  • E-cigs get a pass on advertising no-no's for the real ones

    E-cigs get a pass on advertising no-no's for the real ones
    The commercial shows a leggy, high-heeled blonde blowing Flavor Vapes e-cigarette vapor into a baby carriage as the words SAVE HUMANITY materialize in the mist. The punch line appears in her next exhalation: START VAPING. It's an audacious sales pitch....
  • Reader: Alcohol causes violence, people smoking marijuana don't fight

    Reader: Alcohol causes violence, people smoking marijuana don't fight
    Alcohol versus marijuana: We demonize marijuana, but we glamorize alcohol. A lot of people smoke marijuana, but they smoke it inside their homes. Alcohol can be consumed just about anywhere, and it is okay. At presidential balls and governor balls,...
  • Boca Raton to consider banning e-cig use in public places

    Boca Raton to consider banning e-cig use in public places
    Banning the use of e-cigarettes at all the public places where tobacco smoking has been prohibited is on the Boca Raton City Council's agenda on Tuesday. Councilwoman Constance Scott has asked for a city ordinance banning the e-cigarettes from public...
  • A-Rod May Be Back With Yankees, But Not Saying Much About Drug Use

    A-Rod May Be Back With Yankees, But Not Saying Much About Drug Use
    TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 81/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension. But on his first day back with the team since September 2013, he never said why he resumed...
  • Hogan wades into Maryland's long battle against heroin

    Hogan wades into Maryland's long battle against heroin
    With the creation of two panels devoted to combating heroin use, Gov. Larry Hogan has waded into a worsening crisis — one that has defied solutions for decades. It once looked as if Maryland had brought some measure of control to its long-standing...
  • Alaska becomes third state to legalize marijuana

    Alaska becomes third state to legalize marijuana
    Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don't expect any public celebrations since it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public. In the state's largest city, Anchorage police...