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Drug Use

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  • 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...
  • Assembly approves bill reducing penalties for sale of crack cocaine

    Lawmakers in the Assembly approved on Thursday a bill that would reduce the penalties for the sale of crack cocaine, closing a sentencing disparity that supporters say hurts communities of color.   The measure, by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles),...
  • Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment

     Early jail releases have surged since California's prison realignment
    Jesus Ysasaga had been arrested multiple times and ordered by the court to keep away from his ex-girlfriend. Two parole boards sentenced him to nearly a year in jail for stalking, drunkenness and battery. But the Fresno County jail would not keep him....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Just a taste of alcohol for children is too much, research shows

    PITTSBURGH A parent enjoying an alcoholic drink might find his or her young child to be curious about what's in that bottle or glass. It raises the question: Should the parent offer the child just a taste? Will it remove the temptation or encourage use...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...