| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Former FAU coach Carl Pelini wants his job back.
Eight days after Pelini and FAU defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis resigned amid allegations of drug use, Pelini submitted a retraction of his resignation in a letter to FAU in which he asks to be...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 9:03 AM
A student organization that helps young people resist pressure to use alcohol and other drugs will receive $5,000 from a Kutztown bar as a result of a recently announced legal settlement in a drunk-driving tragedy.
Attorney Kevin R. Marciano of...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Vicki Foley can trace her son Chris' drug use back to junior high, when he started smoking cigarettes.
The cigarettes led to marijuana and the marijuana eventually led to heroin.
The heroin led to his death.
"Heroin took his life," Foley said of the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped sharply in the last 25 years, according to a new study.
The percentage of the U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs such as cocaine and marijuana dropped to 3.5% last year, from 13.6% in 1988,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:03 AM
About 100 students and their siblings or parents participated Saturday in the first Walk for Life, hosted by the YMCA of the Foothills.
Starting at 10 a.m., two groups started out, one from the Verdugo Hills YMCA and the other from La Cañada...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 11:41 PM
DULUTH, Minn. — Police in Duluth say they’ve seen a more than 65 percent drop in synthetic drug use in the three months since a head shop that sold the products was shut down.
Police had 495 calls involving synthetics in the 105 days...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:53 AM
America faces a plethora of social problems in its inner cities: Crime and gang violence. A growing disrespect for the law. A prison system bursting at the seams. Children growing up without their fathers. An entire class of unemployable able-bodied men....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The Parents Television Council praised MTV for editing out apparent drug use from Miley Cyrus during its U.S. broadcast of the European Music Awards on Sunday night.
The 20 year-old was shown what appeared to be marijuana during her acceptance speech...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:25 PM
A voluntary testing program is being rolled out this month at Huntington Beach High School in an effort to fight drug use among students.
The school's Parent Teacher Student Assn. contracted with Hired Power — a Huntington Beach-based organization...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:28 PM
The price of cocaine, heroin and marijuana have fallen over the last two decades while the purity and potency of these illegal drugs have risen, according to new research.
In a paper published online recently in the journal BMJ Open, researchers say a...
| Oct 1, 2013
Lake County officials say they're alarmed by the rapid spread of heroin use among teens—something prompting increased efforts at education and police action in the hopes of tackling drug use in the region.
This fall, the department hosted six...