Heroin use on the rise in Augusta, US

...abusers make the switch to shooting up heroin when pills can no longer give them the high they desire.Prescription drug abuse in Augusta is one of the most common forms of illegal drug use, showing police the potential for how easily the heroin...

Race isn't worth fighting over, I found out long ago

...times. Let me explain.In the early 1970s, the Navy was big on social issues such as race relations, alcoholism, drug abuse and the like. The campaign was the work of one man, the new chief of naval operations, Elmo Zumwalt Jr., and he...

Veterans court provides former military a second chance

...from Richmond and Columbia counties a list of 12 steps he wanted each to memorize in their recovery from alcohol and drug abuse.Joshua Cathey, 28, recited the first without even looking.The former Marine Corps machine-gunner said the principle...

Prescription drug summit in Atlanta

...experts and others are meeting in Atlanta for a summit on prescription drug abuse. Organizers say the summit this running through Thursday at the Westin...includes a panel discussion on the federal response to prescription drug abuse and more.

Year by year, law catching up to problem of prescription drug misuse

...fentanyl (of Michael Jackson infamy); and 866 percent for oxycodone. The White House Budget Office has estimated that drug abuse costs the government $300 billion a year!Unfortunately, the practicing physician is caught in the middle. NATIONAL...

Marijuana conference set in Columbia

...Thursday and Friday at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.The South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services is among sponsors of the event at which experts in fields from pharmacology to law enforcement and public health...

Murphey Middle program seeks to strengthen family bonds

...by a $195,000 grant. Tingen said Murphy was selected as host because of its proximity to areas with high rates of drug abuse, underage drinking and poverty."We have research that shows that the parent-child relationship is very important...

Tyreke Evans, Pelicans take down Grizzlies

...frontcourt, reuniting the forward with former New Jersey Nets teammate and current Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd. OBITUARY: Roy Tarpley, the former Dallas Mavericks star center whose NBA career was cut short by drug abuse, died Friday at age 50.

Human rights group I Breathe I Rise hosts forum on sexual abuse in schools

...Behavioral Health, explained that children who are abused internalize trauma as adults. The internal pain can manifest into drug abuse or an inability to maintain relationships.He also talked about the signs to look for if a child is experiencing abuse...

Reforms show results, juvenile justice officials say

...state facilities, just like before. The low-risk go back home and submit to intensive monitoring and counseling on drug abuse, anger management, dysfunctional families and basic life skills.The community-based approach costs about $3...