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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Philly officials reach deal on bill to decriminalize pot

    Philly officials reach deal on bill to decriminalize pot
    PHILADELPHIA — The Nutter administration and City Councilman James Kenney have reached a compromise on a bill that will reduce penalties for possession of marijuana in Philadelphia. The compromise calls for a separate offense — and penalty...
  • Residents converge on local teen drug use

    More than 100 residents tied to the Crescenta Valley and the prevention of drug and alcohol use among local youth met during the CV Alliance's quarterly meeting on Friday, where Glendale school officials and county health officials discussed ongoing...
  • 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...
  • 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...