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Local, National Statistics Reveal Alarming Jumps in Misuse and Abuse of Medications

With rapidly increasing access to prescription drugs, risks of addiction are everywhere as authorities struggle to keep up

Published on 09.13.2011 1:20 a.m.


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Marijuana Use Trends Higher, Especially Among Young Adults, Sparking Public Health Concerns

Use as gateway drug, access to medical marijuana and effects on brain development among key issues cited

Published on 09.13.2011 1:15 a.m.


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Alcohol Plays a Role All Its Own in Setting the Stage for Local Abuse, Overdoses

From driving under the influence to amplifying effects of drug combinations, the dangers are as great with this key ingredient

Published on 09.13.2011 1:10 a.m.


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After Losing It All, Former Drug Addict Looking Forward to Renewed Life

On a journey to destruction that began with 'that one Vicodin,' woman takes last chance to get clean and begins to restore her family and her future

Published on 09.11.2011 5:45 p.m.


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Quiet Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse Taking a Toll on Santa Barbara County

Evidence of addiction shows an alarming escalation, Noozhawk finds in Prescription for Abuse special report

Published on 09.11.2011 5:39 p.m.


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USC, California Endowment Unite to Support Health Journalism at the Source

Fellowships like Noozhawk's provide online news organizations vital resources to help cover their local communities

Published on 09.11.2011 5:35 p.m.


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Bill Macfadyen: Prescription for Abuse Project Is a Series of Opportunities

From a chance phone call, Noozhawk embarks on a voyage of discovery

Published on 09.11.2011 4:29 p.m.


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