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Drug Use

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  • Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, 12 other players suspended over drugs

    Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, 12 other players suspended over drugs
    Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez, the game's highest-paid player and active career home run leader, for using performance-enhancing drugs, reflecting Commissioner Bud Selig's determination to root out cheaters and impose stiff penalties as a...
  • 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...
  • 'This Is the End's' R rating surprises its co-directors

      When Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg submitted "This Is the End" to the ratings board of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, the co-directors didn't just expect their raunchy Judgment Day comedy to be slapped with an NC-17 rating — they secretly...
  • Youth who overeat more likely to take up drugs

    Youth who overeat more likely to take up drugs
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids and teens who reported overeating, including binge eating, were more likely to start using marijuana and other drugs in a new study based on surveys of close to 17,000 youth. Binge eating - defined by loss of control...
  • Walt Sweeney dies at 71; offensive guard for the San Diego Chargers

    In his first game in 1963 with the San Diego Chargers, Walt Sweeney established a pattern that would mark his 13 seasons as a star in professional football. Even though it was only an exhibition, Sweeney played with a fearsome aggressiveness. As a...
  • Harford offering new drug, alcohol education program April 2

    In response to a 2010 Youth Commission Survey, in which 49 percent of youth in grades six to 12 indicated they feel strongly that alcohol and drug abuse educational program and initiatives are needed, the Harford County Department of Community Services...
  • Where Obama should hear Paul: Legal pot

    Where Obama should hear Paul: Legal pot
    As the nation's capital prepares to open its first legal medicinal marijuana dispensary and Sen. Rand Paul's call for legalization basks in bipartisan praise, it's time for President Barack Obama to clear the air around his own passive-aggressive...
  • Congress must restore federal funding for needle exchange

    Congress must restore federal funding for needle exchange
    In 2009, Congress passed legislation reversing the decades-old ban on the use of federal funding for syringe exchange but, for unclear reasons, in late 2011, it reversed this decision, again withholding federal funding from programs that provide drug...
  • Special Report: Dangers Posed by Prescription Drug Abuse by Kids

    Special Report: Dangers Posed by Prescription Drug Abuse by Kids
    Teen prescription drug abuse can devastate families, destroy marriages and can leave a child dead or severely disabled. Many parents would probably be shocked to hear that they may be their son or daughter’s drug dealer. Aaron Rubin started abusing...
  • Stirring the pot

    Lawmakers in Maryland this year shied away from legalizing the medical use of marijuana by certain very ill patients under carefully controlled clinical conditions. Voters elsewhere, it seems, are not so cautious. On Tuesday, Colorado and Washington...
  • 'Pre-drinking' or 'pre-funking' common among young alcohol users

    'Pre-drinking' or 'pre-funking' common among young alcohol users
    They call it "pre-drinking," "pre-partying" or "pre-funking," and it usually involves chugging  cheap alcoholic drinks before heading out to a bar, club or sporting event. While addiction experts estimate that 65% to 75% of college-age youths engage in...