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Recreational Substance Use

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  • 'I can't turn it off'

    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...
  • Success, setbacks in France

    Success, setbacks in France
    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...
  • Not a cure-all

    Not a cure-all
    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....
  • Phelps photo no joke, some say

    Phelps photo no joke, some say
    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...
  • Intense scrutiny has Phelps weighing whether he will swim in 2012 Games

    Intense scrutiny has Phelps weighing whether he will swim in 2012 Games
    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...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    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...
  • As millions vape, e-cigarette researchers count puffs, scour Facebook

    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...
  • White House warns of rising drug use, says legalization is no panacea

    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....
  • Wealthier teens more likely to smoke hookah: study

    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...
  • Turnt up and straight edge? Yup, that's my life

    Turnt up and straight edge? Yup, that's my life
    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&...
  • We need to start child-proofing pot

    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...
  • West Hartford Republicans Lose Fight To Ban Medical Marijuana

    West Hartford Republicans Lose Fight To Ban Medical Marijuana
    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...