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Recreational Substance Use

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  • For some parents, legalization complicates how to talk about pot

    Laurie Ritchie prides herself on being an open-minded parent. She voted in favor of legalizing marijuana two years ago. She started talking to her daughters about drug use around the same time. She hasn't stopped. Now that recreational pot is legal in...
  • Carly Rousso's public appearance sparks controversy

    Carly Rousso's public appearance sparks controversy
    Facing a potentially lengthy prison term for inhaling keyboard cleaner before causing a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park, Carly Rousso has been making public appearances and tearfully apologizing for her crime. Rousso’s lawyers...
  • Parents, here's what you need to know when talking to kids about pot

    Kelly Kerby is a licensed mental health counselor and chemical dependency professional who works at Eckstein Middle School in Seattle. Inga Manskopf manages the Prevention WINS Coalition at Seattle Children's Hospital. For parents in states where...
  • Residents put gates on alleys to shut out criminals

    Residents put gates on alleys to shut out criminals
    The rear alleys in the communities surrounding Broadway in Southeast Baltimore typically conjure up images of rats, litter or worse — not of a playground for children. Yet on a recent summer night, 3-year-old Stevie Benchoff hit a wiffle ball off a...
  • EDM ban at Congress Theater gets city officials talking

    EDM ban at Congress Theater gets city officials talking
    In the wake of a ban on electronic dance music at the troubled Congress Theater, city officials are discussing the future of EDM in Chicago—but are tight-lipped about the exact nature of those discussions. In a move that drew comparisons to...
  • More charges in drowning deaths of car passengers in Naperville

    More charges in drowning deaths of car passengers in Naperville
    A Geneva man who allegedly drove his car "like a white streak" into a Naperville lake last month, resulting in the drownings of two friends, is facing additional counts of aggravated DUI, according to prosecutors. Michael T. Szot, 21, formally pleaded...
  • Widow fights Army ruling of Green Beret's death as overdose

    Debbie Venetz heard the doorbell ring and saw those familiar Army boots as she peeked through the window onto her front steps. Her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Venetz, was back from Afghanistan, in time for their daughter's seventh birthday party the...
  • Trying to prevent heroin deaths one shot at a time

    Trying to prevent heroin deaths one shot at a time
    Robert Taylor Jr., and Camille Haviland thought they were being safe — within the bounds of their dangerous heroin habit, that is. Having bought from a new dealer, Taylor tried just one capsule instead of his usual three or four. Haviland left...
  • 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...
  • Cops: Linkin Park reports Sublime for marijuana at concert

    Cops: Linkin Park reports Sublime for marijuana at concert
    A battle between two bands is brewing after a weekend concert in Arizona.  Rock band Linkin Park reported the band Sublime with Rome to police for smoking marijuana at the KMFA Day concert in Tucson, Ariz., according to the Pima County Sheriff's...