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Drug Use

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  • Lives remembered, stereotypes challenged at overdose vigil

    Even someone with a good home, good family, good job and all-around good life can fall victim to addiction. Community members gathered Thursday in an effort to shed the stigma of addiction and grieve for those who have lost their lives to drugs and...
  • Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

    Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak
    Faced with a growing HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he's considering a needle-exchange program as part of a public health emergency he's preparing to declare in a county that's at the epicenter of the...
  • Former FAU coach Carl Pelini files lawsuit alleging assistant lied about drug use

    Former FAU coach Carl Pelini filed a defamation lawsuit against ex-Owls assistant coach Matthew Edwards, alleging Edwards lied while stating he witnessed Pelini using drugs. Edwards signed a sworn affidavit in November 2013 stating he witnessed Pelini...
  • When drug addiction conquers all

    We just said goodbye to a 26-year-old neighbor, a kid I watched grow up from sandbox to carpool to high school rock band to opera singer to drugs. His name was Noah. He could sing a seamless “Stardust,” and he loved the Italian opera singer...
  • Aaron Hernandez Case Turns To Bristol, Wallace's Flight From Authorities

    Aaron Hernandez Case Turns To Bristol, Wallace's Flight From Authorities
    Several residents of Aaron Hernandez's hometown of Bristol, Conn., testified Friday about the aftermath of the 2013 Odin Lloyd homicide, as Massachusetts prosecutors turned their focus to the flight of one of the former New England Patriots tight end's...
  • A-Rod May Be Back With Yankees, But Not Saying Much About Drug Use

    A-Rod May Be Back With Yankees, But Not Saying Much About Drug Use
    TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 81/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension. But on his first day back with the team since September 2013, he never said why he resumed...
  • Hogan wades into Maryland's long battle against heroin

    Hogan wades into Maryland's long battle against heroin
    With the creation of two panels devoted to combating heroin use, Gov. Larry Hogan has waded into a worsening crisis — one that has defied solutions for decades. It once looked as if Maryland had brought some measure of control to its long-standing...
  • Pre-booking diversion: an alternative to conviction and incarceration

    Pre-booking diversion: an alternative to conviction and incarceration
    In Baltimore City, approximately 20,000 people were arrested for drug-related offenses annually in 2012 and 2013; nearly three quarters for simple possession. And while there has been a great deal of discussion over the last few years regarding the...
  • Northampton DA takes second look at deaths of Lehigh Township couple's babies

    Northampton DA takes second look at deaths of Lehigh Township couple's babies
    When an ambulance brought Jessica Hoffman — 34 weeks pregnant and complaining of severe abdominal pain — to Lehigh Valley Hospital, her situation was dire. Rushed into an operating room for an emergency Caesarean section, she delivered a 4-...
  • Alcohol Use Down, Drug Use Up Behind the Wheel

     
    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:...
  • Robert Crown Center educates parents on signs of drug use

    Robert Crown Center educates parents on signs of drug use
    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...