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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...
  • 'American Sniper' widow to be among first witnesses in murder trial

    'American Sniper' widow to be among first witnesses in murder trial
    The widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle will be among the first to testify against the troubled veteran charged with killing her husband and his friend as the trial begins Wednesday.  Prosecutors said they planned to call Taya Kyle, 40, as a...
  • A haze of uncertainty over Washington, D.C.'s marijuana law

    A haze of uncertainty over Washington, D.C.'s marijuana law
    The city that brought America government shutdowns and all-night filibusters made recreational marijuana use legal Thursday. And the foggy dispute over whether the law is even valid has probably made some people in the District of Columbia wish they...
  • Witness says he saw Briseno shoot victim

    Witness says he saw Briseno shoot victim
    HAMMOND--When Carlos Orta got into a car with Juan Briseno and two other members of the Imperial Gangsters one night in February 2010, he only thought they were going to be enjoying a marijuana blunt together. But the night took a turn, Orta testified...
  • Alcohol Use Down, Drug Use Up Behind the Wheel

     
    Two new studies from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that while drunken driving has decreased over the past decade, incidents of driving under the influence of marijuana or prescription drugs has increased. Related: AAA:...
  • Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids

    Pediatricians group cautions about medical pot for sick kids
    With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians...
  • Why cocaine addicts keep making bad decisions

    Why cocaine addicts keep making bad decisions
    Chronic cocaine use alters brain circuits that help us learn from mistakes, a new study suggests. The study, published online Tuesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, could offer a biological marker for the cycle of destructive decisions that many...
  • 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...
  • 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 3rd state with legal marijuana

     Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana
    Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings. Making Alaska the third state to legalize recreational...