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Drug Use

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  • La Crescenta mother shares story of late daughter to spread word against drug use

    La Crescenta mother shares story of late daughter to spread word against drug use
    Elannah Rose Sheklow’s parents thought they were doing everything right. They had family dinners. They checked their daughter’s homework nightly. They knew her friends. They talked to her about boys, drugs and school. But at 16 when Sheklow...
  • Doctors are top source of prescription drugs for chronic abusers

    Doctors are top source of prescription drugs for chronic abusers
    Doctors are fueling the nation's prescription drug epidemic and represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers, according to a new government study. The finding challenges a widely held belief that has long guided policymakers:...
  • Drug-related arrests down, but some see use rising

    Laguna Beach police arrested fewer people for illegal drug use in 2013 than in previous years, but some community members claim the problem is more widespread. Laguna Beach police made 338 drug arrests in 2013, a 10% decrease from 2012, according to...
  • Ex-NBA player to deliver anti-drug message

    Ex-NBA player to deliver anti-drug message
    Hoping to fortify a message to students that drug use is dangerous, Naperville North and Glenbard North high schools are hosting former NBA player Chris Herren to share his experiences. Herren was a second-round draft pick who played for the Denver...
  • DuPage County hosts heroin prevention forum

    DuPage County hosts heroin prevention forum
    Felicia Miceli thought she did everything right. She sent her children to private school and encouraged them to become involved in sports and the community. But, the Medinah mother said, she could not save her son from heroin. Miceli stood up before...
  • Commentary: Prescription drugs can spark an addiction

    On April 3, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens discussed her concerns about prescription drug abuse and heroin at the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's monthly Wake Up! Newport event series. I hope this article will be a wake up call for Orange...
  • Experts to address teen drug use trends

    An Orange County Superior Court judge, Mission Hospital's emergency services director and a sheriff's deputy will discuss recent drug-use trends in Orange County at a public meeting May 12 in the Laguna Beach High School library. Laguna Beach Unified...
  • State revokes license of store that sold drugs to patients who died

    State revokes license of store that sold drugs to patients who died
    A Burbank pharmacy that dispensed painkillers and other narcotics to five young patients who later died of overdoses had its license revoked Monday after the state pharmacy board found that its employees failed to properly scrutinize prescriptions that...
  • Teen on party drug 'meow meow' chops off penis

    Teen on party drug 'meow meow' chops off penis
    Police say a teen high on a party drug commonly known as "meow meow" attacked his mother and then turned the knife to his groin, chopping off his own penis, the Daily Mail reports. The 19-year-old UK college student was visiting his mother in England on...
  • An argument in favor of enshrining steroid cheats

    OK, I get it: steroids are bad and cheating is worse. What I don't get is why Hall of Fame voters have decided to draw this line at this time. Long-time members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America, who sit as judge and jury to decide who gets...
  • Deal to stiffen drug penalties gets positive reviews from MLB players

    Deal to stiffen drug penalties gets positive reviews from MLB players
    The agreement announced Friday between Major League Baseball and the players' union to stiffen penalties for those caught using performance-enhancing drugs was applauded by players who said they are tired of seeing the sport embarrassed by cheaters....