| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:34 PM
Exactly how many Deerfield High School students may be using drugs or alcohol is unknown — but plenty of parents want to know about warning signs.
More than 350 people heard a six-person panel of experts and parents talk about their experiences...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:51 PM
FARMINGTON — Local students "dramatically" overestimate alcohol and drug use by their peers, according to results of a recent school survey.
"There's this gap between perception and reality and it's a big gap," said Ed Manfredi, the school system's...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 5:47 PM
The Bethlehem woman was 7 months pregnant and, by her own account, snorting $100 worth of heroin a day when police arrested her.
Toni Hill Rice told investigators she was afraid to go to the doctor because she couldn't face the prospect of learning...
| Jan 17, 2015
Dr. Peter Beilenson thought fighting the intractable rates of drug use and sexually transmitted diseases in Baltimore was tough. Then the former city health commissioner took on health insurance.
"It's the hardest job I've had," said Beilenson,...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 3:04 PM
To the editor: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) reminds me of the dowager at Downton who was dragged into the 20th century kicking and screaming over the newfangled invention of a telephone because she didn't understand it. ("Sen. Dianne Feinstein...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Baltimore officials have again adjusted the estimated number of heroin users in the city — to nearly 19,000, up from 11,000.
The new figure comes from a task force Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed in October to study heroin use and...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:14 AM
Students at Lake Park High School usually come to see substance abuse counselor Gina Horsley when there's trouble. Maybe they were caught sneaking booze into a football game, or maybe she heard through the hallway grapevine that they have an issue with...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:16 AM
The son of action comedy star Jackie Chan pleaded guilty Friday to providing a venue for drug users, the latest person caught up in a widespread crackdown on illegal drugs in Beijing starting last year.
Jaycee Chan was sentenced in a courtroom in the...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Jason Lappies woke in his San Diego apartment on the morning of June 26. Not needing to report to work right away, he settled onto his couch to watch a World Cup soccer match. He teased his roommate, who had to rush off to a job.
When the friend...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:35 PM
Susan Shapiro's anecdotal experience with cannabis — describing her past use as "an extreme addiction" — is anomalous. Most people who experiment with pot do not become dependent upon it. In truth, most users who try marijuana voluntarily...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Randy Whittenburg was a "commendable" candidate for release from prison.
After 31 years behind bars for his role in a Los Angeles strong-arm robbery that ended in murder, Whittenburg had earned four vocational certificates; completed Bible study,...