| Nov 3, 2010
| 12:12 AM
California voters defied their trendsetting image Tuesday and rejected a ballot measure that would have made their state the first in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use and sales.
Proposition 19, a ballot initiative also known as the...
| Mar 6, 2011
| 1:41 PM
When White House drug czar Gil Kerlikowske recently toured Appalachia, he met with 14 imprisoned women who were in drug treatment, 13 of whom were being treated for prescription-drug use.
Kerlikowske asked the women how many had been to Florida to get...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 12:20 PM
The White House 'Drug Czar' and former Seattle Police Chief, Gil Kerlikowske, collapsed twice while in Boston Tuesday.
According to The Boston Globe, Kerlikowske fainted about 2 p.m. while talking to law students at Harvard. He was taken to Massachusetts...
| Sep 27, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — Area residents this weekend were given a chance to dispose of unused prescription drugs as federal officials work to curb a growing abuse problem.
During the national "Take-Back" event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 8:43 AM
"We the people," is one of the most sacred phrases in the American lexicon, right up there with "Play ball!" "In God we trust," and "Hi, my name is X and I'm an alcoholic." It heralds a revolutionary dispersal of power from the mighty to the many, and any...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 11:34 AM
I have never met Tony Allen Gregg, a drug abuser and occasional dealer, a 10th-grade dropout and petty criminal.
But the details of Mr. Gregg's life — and the life sentence he is now serving — highlight a major problem in our criminal...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:25 PM
Study: 22 Million Americans Use Illegal Drugs (Source: CNN)
More than 22 million Americans age 12 and older - nearly 9% of the U.S. population - use illegal drugs, according to the government’s 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
| Nov 1, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Inappropriately used prescription pain medications kill 15,000 people in the United States each year, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We're in the midst of an epidemic," says CDC Director Dr. Thomas...
| May 28, 2011
For 20 years, the Pediatric Interim Care Center (PICC) in Kent has been a safe haven for drug addicted babies. It’s a place where infants go to detox from drugs they had no choice in taking.
"This is a little one that we're trying to get off her...
| Dec 14, 2009
Smoking marijuana is becoming even more popular among U.S. teens, and they have cut down on smoking cigarettes, binge drinking and using methamphetamines, according to a federal survey released earlier this month.
More teens also are getting high on...
| Jul 22, 2009
Michael Jackson's death puts the world of prescription drug abuse into the spotlight, again.
Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Heath Ledger and Anna Nicole Smith are just a few who have died due to mixing prescription drugs. And now it seems Michael Jackson...