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Drug Use

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  • Widow fights Army ruling of Green Beret's death as overdose

    Debbie Venetz heard the doorbell ring and saw those familiar Army boots as she peeked through the window onto her front steps. Her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Venetz, was back from Afghanistan, in time for their daughter's seventh birthday party the...
  • Action must be taken to stop prescription drug, heroin use, Virginia officials say

    Action must be taken to stop prescription drug, heroin use, Virginia officials say
    A spike in overdoses from heroin and prescription drug use in Virginia is prompting calls for action. More than 800 Virginians died from drug overdoses in 2012, according to data from the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The data is...
  • U.S. Air Force Academy to probe reports of rape, drug use

    U.S. Air Force Academy to probe reports of rape, drug use
    DENVER (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force Academy's superintendent ordered an investigation into the school's athletic programs on Sunday amid reports of sexual assaults, drug use and academic cheating, primarily among football players at the elite...
  • California should catch up to Colorado on marijuana

    To the editor: I respectfully disagree with your editorial. Rather than back up and fix a medical marijuana mess almost two decades late, California legislators need to move forward and fully legalize marijuana. ("In California, a way out of the medical...
  • State hails criminal monitoring system for cutting crime despite lingering questions from victim's family

    Kedrick Tooles watched as others in the auditorium were handcuffed. Was he next? Did he miss a phone call? Was there a traffic violation? "The smallest thing will get you locked up," the Annapolis man said. Tooles was at the mandatory probation meeting as...
  • Our say: Woman's death raises questions about monitoring system

    As we reported Sunday, the five-year-old Violence Prevention Initiative, a state program that began in 2007, employs a formula devised by a University of Pennsylvania statistician. It's part of a new emphasis on using analysis of sophisticated data...
  • Health education in Carroll public schools covers heroin, other drug use

    Health education in Carroll public schools covers heroin, other drug use
    As the owner of two sober homes in the county, Tim Weber often hears stories from young men who are addicted to heroin. Many of them tell Weber, who has been in recovery from the drug for 10 years, stories of becoming addicted to prescription drugs,...
  • Carroll County state's attorney candidates discuss preventing drug use, distribution in schools

    In 2013, county law enforcement agencies and Carroll County Public Schools discontinued the use of the D.A.R.E. program to educate students on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. The school system instead began the Adopt-a-School Program, a...
  • Nigella Lawson admits to using cocaine, but insists she's no addict

    Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson testified Wednesday that she had used cocaine a number of times, but "The Taste" judge insisted that labeling her a drug addict would be "absolutely ridiculous." According to Court News UK, Lawson, testifying in the fraud...
  • Highland Park family hopes to bring heroin addiction out of the shadows

    Highland Park family hopes to bring heroin addiction out of the shadows
    Jordan Filler hardly fit the stereotype of a heroin addict. Right up until he died of an overdose in January, the 23-year-old was an avid skier, an exercise fanatic, a health-food enthusiast — and plenty of other things that fly in the face of most...
  • The specter of drug use hovers over the All-Star game

    The specter of drug use hovers over the All-Star game
    Enjoy the All-Star Game. Because when Tuesday's celebration of baseball's superstars is over, the process of suspending some of those same players for drug use will resume. It figures to be a slow, painful ordeal — one that could disrupt the...