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Highway patrol officer killed on Christmas Eve by youth driving under influence of alcohol and weed
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In yet another incident of driving under the influence (DUI), a young California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer was killed by a 22-year-old man who was allegedly driving under the influence of weed and alcohol on Christmas eve. Andrew Camilleri Sr. (33) was sitting inside his patrol vehicle parked near an on-ramp to Interstate 880 in […]

Christmas isn’t all about drinking
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After several months of treatment at a local rehab and painstaking efforts to break free from alcoholism, 23-year-old Greg (name changed) thought he had finally won the battle. But he had not imagined that his recent breakup with his high school sweetheart would make it tough to handle the surge of negative emotions, especially at […]

Abuse of sedatives and tranquilizers a precursor to future drug use, finds study
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Misusing sedatives or tranquilizers could lead to the future abuse of more dangerous substances, suggested a recent study by researchers from the University of Michigan School of Nursing’s Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health. The researchers analyzed national data of more than 35,000 American adults during their first one-year period, referred […]

Can alcohol serve as a gateway drug?
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People abusing alcohol never see addiction coming. The malaise creeps up on them after a few bouts of indulgence. While leisure drinking can make some people hooked on alcohol, others may get caught unawares in the seductive glitz of trendy alcoholic beverages. Depending on one’s personal tolerance levels, it could take some days to a […]

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In an attempt to curb drunk driving and consumption by minors in the city, the Los Angeles Planning and Land Use Management Committee (LAPLUMC) on Oct. 10, 2017, approved a measure aimed at stricter enforcement of the sale of alcohol at gas stations. “Vendors such as gas stations that sell alcohol may be overlooked in […]

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As American fiction writer Jay Bylsma once said, “Ignorance is a lot like alcohol: the more you have of it, the less you are able to see its effect on you.” These words proved to be true for Ric Flair, the one-time king of the ring who couldn’t rule over his own life. Decades of […]

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President Trump has officially declared the nation’s opioid crisis a national emergency. The declaration came on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at a news conference that President Trump attended with Vice President Pence at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. According to the President, “The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially right now […]

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Peering through the window of her tiny apartment, which overlooks a large park in Sacramento’s Willow Creek neighborhood, 68-year-old Marjorie McDowell (name changed) looks back on her life, and all that it had entailed. As she watches young couples taking a walk in the park or friends playing together or families having a picnic she […]

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An acute feeling of anguish weighed heavy on her heart. Cold rivulets of sweat trickled down her forehead. Once again, she could feel one of those distressing panic attacks coming on, which caused her hands to tremble while she poured a large glass of vodka. Reliving painful memories of a turbulent past was something Amelia […]

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People who drink never see an addiction coming. It often sneaks up on them after some time. Recreational drinking can get some people addicted, while some get trapped accidentally. Depending on an individual’s tolerance level, it may take one week to several months for addiction to penetrate its roots. In reality, addiction to alcohol is […]