| Nov 5, 2007
More than 25 years after being pressed into a life of addiction and prostitution, Ann Battle thinks she may have found a better path.
Battle, 38, says she was only 11 when an adult she doesn't want to identify rented her out to support his own drug...
| Dec 17, 2007
Dr. Jean-Pierre Aubert considers himself not only a general practitioner but a dealer of sorts.
From his second-floor office up a winding staircase in an apartment building near the Sacre-Coeur Basilica, the doctor prescribes a drug called...
| Dec 18, 2007
Many heroin addicts trying to break the grip of drugs and crime turn to a health center on West Saratoga Street for help. Some come asking for an orange pill they believe might be a "wonder drug" for treating their problems. Nearly 200 have gotten it....
| Feb 3, 2009
Ten years ago, a photo that showed an athlete like Michael Phelps apparently getting high at a party probably would have resulted in considerable fallout.
That might still happen to the athlete who has won the most gold medals in Olympic history, who has...
| Feb 5, 2009
In his first interview since a photo surfaced showing him smoking from a marijuana pipe, Michael Phelps said yesterdaythat the intense public scrutiny has him contemplating whether he will swim in the 2012 Olympics.
Phelps, who said that he "clearly made...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 11:35 AM
ALAN PARTRIDGE 2 1/2 stars. Steve Coogan imports his long-running stock comic character to the U.S. Partridge, a small-town British DJ, is a vainglorious twit. In this thin feature he gets caught up in a siege at his station that goes on far, far too...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 1:57 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - (Story has been refiled to correct the extent of FDA e-cigarette research in paragraph 2)
One team of researchers assessing the risks of electronic cigarettes is counting the puffs taken by volunteer "vapers." Another will comb...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:20 PM
WASHINGTON A day after Washington state joined Colorado in selling marijuana in retail outlets, the Obama administration on Wednesday criticized drug legalization and warned that a declining perception of risk is leading more U.S. teens to smoke pot....
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:01 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Wealthier high school students may be more likely to try smoking hookah, according to a new study.
The water-pipe device with its series of tubes and mouthpieces looks nothing like a cigarette, but is often used to smoke...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:16 PM
I remember my first experience with drugs like it was yesterday. I was 15 years old, freestyle rapping with a room full of guys. They were smoking a blunt, and when it circled around to me I handed it off to the dude on my left. He asked “You ain&...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:38 PM
In states where medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, disquieting new trends and statistics are proving its unique dangers for those most vulnerable to its effects: children.
One such statistic is a spike in calls to poison control...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:04 PM
WEST HARTFORD — Town council Republicans could not persuade the majority Democrats to ban medical marijuana during a marathon meeting that ran into the early morning hours Wednesday.
Instead, Democrats amended an ordinance that had put a moratorium...