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Drug Use

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  • Military: We're making headway on spice

    During two weeks in 2010, Fort Eustis police seized more than 10 types of the synthetic hallucinogen known as spice and charged more than 30 service members with related offenses. Four years later, the statistics are quite different. Drug tests...
  • Isle of Wight couple says son may have been shot, but spice caused his death

    Isle of Wight couple says son may have been shot, but spice caused his death
    ISLE OF WIGHT — Jamie Wallace's parents describe him as a smart, loving man. Paula Wallace said her son had seen his share of trouble — he earned a GED at 17 after quitting high school, then started dealing drugs and ended up in prison....
  • 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...
  • More teens think pot is safe, alcohol and drug use down, survey finds

    Fewer adolescents think smoking pot is risky than a decade ago, but the use of other drugs, including “bath salts,” Ecstasy and tobacco, dropped in the same period, according to an annual nationwide survey. The Monitoring the Future survey,...