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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Top turkeys get taste of their own medicine

...government wants to take away all the comforts of law-abiding folks because of what they say is an epidemic of prescription drug abuse. At the same time states are legalizing marijuana. And they're importing Ebola patients into the country.So you tell...

Council: South Carolina database can stem prescription abuse

...South Carolina, a council created by Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday.That mandate is a key piece of the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Council's recommendations for combatting abuse. The council's 127-page report, unanimously approved...

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...