| Feb 10, 2015
| 3:24 PM
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...
| Feb 9, 2015
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:...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 3:53 PM
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...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:51 PM
A federal judge has done what Congress and the Obama administration have failed to do — open a discussion on whether marijuana should continue to be listed as a Schedule 1 drug, a classification that is supposed to be used only for the most...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:51 PM
FARMINGTON — Local students "dramatically" overestimate alcohol and drug use by their peers, according to results of a recent school survey.
"There's this gap between perception and reality and it's a big gap," said Ed Manfredi, the school system's...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 5:47 PM
The Bethlehem woman was 7 months pregnant and, by her own account, snorting $100 worth of heroin a day when police arrested her.
Toni Hill Rice told investigators she was afraid to go to the doctor because she couldn't face the prospect of learning...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 11:20 AM
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...
| Jan 17, 2015
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,...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:24 AM
A typical teenager's bedroom was set up in the Robert Crown Center for Health Education to teach parents how to identify clues that their child is using drugs. Eye drops may mean the teenager is disguising the symptoms of drug use. An empty pen tube could...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 4:25 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:34 PM
Exactly how many Deerfield High School students may be using drugs or alcohol is unknown — but plenty of parents want to know about warning signs.
More than 350 people heard a six-person panel of experts and parents talk about their experiences...