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Recreational Substance Use

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  • 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...
  • Action must be taken to stop prescription drug, heroin use, Virginia officials say

    Action must be taken to stop prescription drug, heroin use, Virginia officials say
    A spike in overdoses from heroin and prescription drug use in Virginia is prompting calls for action. More than 800 Virginians died from drug overdoses in 2012, according to data from the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The data is...
  • California should catch up with the feds on cocaine prison sentencing

    California should catch up with the feds on cocaine prison sentencing
    California, like the rest of the nation, is slowly rousing itself after a generation-long binge of harsh and unthinking criminal sentences, especially for nonviolent crimes such as drug possession and sale. Our morning-after realizations include the...
  • Two Monroe County nurses have licenses suspended for drug use

    The State Board of Nursing has suspended the licenses of two Pocono area women, both because of drug use. According to an order by the board, in March 2010, Elizabeth Petrone of Stroudsburg was found to have withdrawn a controlled substance from a...
  • Jesus Burgers offers Isla Vista food for body and spirit

    Jesus Burgers offers Isla Vista food for body and spirit
    Angela Boyd bounced on the balls of her feet as the smell of sizzling meat pierced the ocean breeze. The 19-year-old and her friends were about to celebrate her birthday in Isla Vista, but they were making a pit stop at the Jesus Burgers house. Music,...
  • 'Harm reduction' approach key to preventing deaths at electronic dance music events [Letter]

    'Harm reduction' approach key to preventing deaths at electronic dance music events [Letter]
    Thank you for your insightful editorial on August 5th, advocating for a harm reduction approach to drug use at electronic dance music (EDM) events ("High risk high," Aug. 5). As the mother of a college student who died of a heat stroke last summer after...
  • U.S. Air Force Academy to probe reports of rape, drug use

    U.S. Air Force Academy to probe reports of rape, drug use
    DENVER (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force Academy's superintendent ordered an investigation into the school's athletic programs on Sunday amid reports of sexual assaults, drug use and academic cheating, primarily among football players at the elite...
  • West Africa must confront political weaknesses to curb drugs trade: Obasanjo

    ACCRA (Reuters) - West Africa must openly confront its political and governance weaknesses to curb the growing drug trade in the region, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday. "West Africa is no longer only a transit zone of drugs...
  • Glendale mother arrested on suspicion of drug use while caring for son

    A 20-year-old Glendale resident was arrested Saturday after she was caught allegedly high on narcotics while caring for her 1-year-old son, police said. Precious Dobbs was taken into custody after a tip led officers to her apartment in the 1500 block...
  • Connecticut Above Average In Pot, Cocaine, Alcohol Use

    Connecticut Above Average In Pot, Cocaine, Alcohol Use
    Connecticut residents in 2011-2012 smoked more marijuana, took slightly more cocaine, and guzzled more booze than the national average, according to the latest survey on the nation's drug and alcohol trends. The National Survey of Drug Use and Health...
  • Doctor could lose license over fake cannabis eligibility form

    Doctor could lose license over fake cannabis eligibility form
    A Highland Park doctor could lose his medical license after state regulators alleged that he issued a fake medical cannabis eligibility form to a 79-year-old patient who paid him $250. Dr. Joseph Starkman in 2013 required the patient to pay a fee of...