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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...
  • New Britain Murder Suspect Testifies: 'I Was Possessed'

    NEW BRITAIN — Jan Gawlik told a Superior Court jury Wednesday that after consuming a massive amount of cocaine and opiates on Oct. 13, 2011, he was possessed by Satan, who used Gawlik to brutally murder Jozef Gawlik, Jan's 90-year-old father....
  • 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...
  • 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),...
  • Glendale mother arrested on suspicion of drug use while caring for son

    A 20-year-old Glendale resident was arrested Saturday after she was caught allegedly high on narcotics while caring for her 1-year-old son, police said. Precious Dobbs was taken into custody after a tip led officers to her apartment in the 1500 block...
  • Connecticut Above Average In Pot, Cocaine, Alcohol Use

    Connecticut Above Average In Pot, Cocaine, Alcohol Use
    Connecticut residents in 2011-2012 smoked more marijuana, took slightly more cocaine, and guzzled more booze than the national average, according to the latest survey on the nation's drug and alcohol trends. The National Survey of Drug Use and Health...
  • Review: 'Get on Up' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Get on Up' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Everything about "Get on Up," a provocatively structured and unusually rich musical biopic, is a little better, a little less formula-bound, a little sharper than the average specimen in this genre. I'm surprised it's this good, given that director Tate...