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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...
  • Rural Indiana HIV outbreak spreads to more than 100 cases

    Rural Indiana HIV outbreak spreads to more than 100 cases
    Health officials say that more than 100 people in southeastern Indiana have tested positive for HIV, an expansion of anĀ outbreak that caused the state to declare a health emergency last month. Health officials had said they expected the number of HIV...
  • Key Committee Backs Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Program

    Key Committee Backs Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Program
    HARTFORD — A key legislative committee on Monday approved a significant expansion to the state's medical marijuana program, including allowing children with certain debilitating illnesses to participate. Opponents say that the long-term effects...
  • Strip-searches will keep helpful visitors, not illegal drugs, out of prison

    Strip-searches will keep helpful visitors, not illegal drugs, out of prison
    There are only a few proven ways to lower the recidivism rate for prison parolees. Among these is maintaining their family ties during incarceration. And the best way to accomplish that is through regular “contact” visits, in which prisoners...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore County family struggles with impact of heroin's grip

    Baltimore County family struggles with impact of heroin's grip
    Bird River Road bends and gives up its memories. "That's where Adam's real dad lived," Christine Samuels says, nodding out the car window as she heads down the familiar road. She was 17 and still in high school when Adam was born. "We grew up...
  • 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...
  • 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...