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Drug Use

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  • 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...
  • Review: 'Foxcatcher'

    Review: 'Foxcatcher'
    Does extreme privilege point, like an arrow, to a sort of rot within the true-blue American spirit? Putting criminal insanity aside for a moment, the answer's a qualified, sorrowful yes in director Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," a true-crime drama...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ("...
  • As more inmates are released from prison, more parolees return

    As more inmates are released from prison, more parolees return
    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,...
  • Six boys' stories: Records tell of violence, drug use at Lawrence Hall

     Six boys' stories: Records tell of violence, drug use at Lawrence Hall
    Lawrence Hall Youth Services promises to provide expert care and close guidance to juvenile state wards with histories of abuse and neglect in its 48-bed residential treatment center in Chicago and a network of nearby group homes. The nonprofit...
  • Nightclub owner Sam Nazarian gives up control of Las Vegas hotel

    Nightclub owner Sam Nazarian gives up control of Las Vegas hotel
    Sam Nazarian made his name and his billion-dollar fortune creating L.A. clubs and restaurants that attracted the hippest young celebrities. He parlayed that fame into hotels in Beverly Hills and Miami's South Beach. This year, he looked to Las Vegas...
  • Sam Nazarian wins casino license, must submit to random drug testing

    Sam Nazarian wins casino license, must submit to random drug testing
    The Nevada Gaming Commission approved a gambling license for Sam Nazarian after hearing an appeal Thursday by the Los Angeles nightclub mogul, who admitted to paying $3 million to a convicted felon and using cocaine. After a grueling two-hour hearing --...
  • City adjusts estimate for heroin users

    City adjusts estimate for heroin users
    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...