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Drug Use

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  • Forensic Psychiatrist Testifies That Accused Murderer Suffered Psychotic Illness

    Forensic Psychiatrist Testifies That Accused Murderer Suffered Psychotic Illness
    NEW BRITAIN — A forensic psychiatrist testified Monday that Jan Gawlik was suffering from a psychotic illness when he brutally murdered his 90-year-old father in October 2011. Dr. Alec Buchanan said that he evaluated Gawlik at the reqest of defense...
  • Teens to get tips for turning down drugs at free class

    Teenagers and parents can steel themselves against drug abuse at a free class on Tuesday. The Drug Prevention Informational Session explores the signs, consequences and peer pressures associated with street drugs. The free event is put on by the village...
  • Why young homeless travelers aren't welcome in tourist cities

    Why young homeless travelers aren't welcome in tourist cities
    Joe McCabe sits on a wooden bench and calls out to two men strolling up State Street, "Have any spare change? I'm actually a traveler." The men continue walking, and McCabe grumbles a homophobic slur that they don't hear. McCabe gets up from the...
  • Lehigh County Court enlists veterans to mentor vets in trouble with the law

    Lehigh County Court enlists veterans to mentor vets in trouble with the law
    For Clyde Hoch, the real war began when his tour in Vietnam ended. He had survived the heaviest fighting of the Tet Offensive, a campaign of bloodshed in 1968 that leveled cities and villages and left about 4,000 Americans dead. Hoch, then a 21-year-...
  • Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform

    Prop. 47 puts state at center of a national push for sentencing reform
    The statewide initiative on Tuesday's ballot to reduce penalties for illicit drug use and petty theft is part of a multimillion-dollar campaign to revise sentencing laws in California and across the nation. Five major foundations, headlined by a...
  • Marijuana legalization is the only option

    Marijuana legalization is the only option
    Earlier this month, marijuana was partially decriminalized in Maryland, making possession under 10 grams (about a third of an ounce) subject to a citation, a fine and no jail time. Despite some problems with the language of the law, taking jail time off...
  • Fight against Afghanistan's opium trade is failing, U.S. report says

    For the last decade, the United States has spent $7.6 billion in a massive effort to combat Afghanistan's lucrative opium trade. But after a record harvest last year, the U.S. inspector general for Afghanistan has concluded that the counter-narcotics...
  • Naloxone: the overdose-fighting wonder drug

    To the editor: The article describes a small decrease in prescription pill overdoses coupled with a significant increase in heroin overdoses. This is an unintended consequence of attempts to restrict opioid prescriptions in an effort to curb overdoses. ("...
  • 'Toxic' Hartford Public Works Needs Cleanup

    'Toxic' Hartford Public Works Needs Cleanup
    It's easy to understand why city hall wouldn't want to make public an evaluation of parts of Hartford's Department of Public Works. The report, dated March 1, was given only to Mayor Pedro Segarra and the city's chief operating officer until NBC...
  • Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene

    Deaths draw attention to drugs in EDM scene
    Does the EDM scene have a drug problem? The question, which has followed the increasingly mainstream electronic dance music genre for years, is being raised again in the wake of the deaths of two males, ages 20 and 17, who attended an all-day EDM show...
  • Student attends anti-drug coalition's event in Orlando

    Lazaro Monier saw a friend self-destruct as he dropped out of school, seeping further into underage drinking and drug use. Because of that experience, the student at Piper High School in Sunrise decided to take action to help others. The Broward Youth...