Addiction

Google Glass is displayed ahead of a discussion at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where participants discussed issues with the gadget and its role in storytelling. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Navy Serviceman Treated For Internet Addiction Allegedly Caused By Google Glass

A U.S. Navy serviceman has been treated for internet addiction caused by overuse of his Google Glass device.

10/14/2014

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In Depth: Addiction And Depression Are More Common Than You May Think

In the wake of actor Robin Williams untimely death, Dr. Alex Zaphiris, who specializes in treatment for addiction, examines how common addiction and depression are and what resources are available to treat these diseases.

08/18/2014

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Weeks Before Passing, Robin Williams Talks About Addiction

Robin Williams, who was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday, has struggled with alcohol addiction for decades. A man who knew Williams from a support group describes the actor’s demeanor and how he reached out to him last month.

08/12/2014

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Fmr. Santa Clara County Supervisor Shirakawa Released From Jail

George Shirakawa Jr., is out of custody from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. He served 7 months after pleading guilty to 12 charges, including gambling with public funds, in November.

05/17/2014

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New Bay Area Alcoholism Treatment Uses Implant To Curb Cravings, ‘Growing Pains’ Star Talks About Addiction

A new treatment for alcoholism is now in the Bay Area. While it’s not a cure, it may help more individuals achieve sobriety. Among those who claim it works is an actor whose battle with the bottle began in childhood.

04/30/2014

A BART train at Embarcadero Station in San Francisco. (CBS)

BART Hires Employee To Seek Out Homeless, Find Them Help

The homeless often make their way to BART stations, platforms and trains, but the agency has taken steps to reach out to them by hiring a crisis intervention coordinator and mental health liaison.

03/10/2014

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HealthWatch: Hypnotherapist Credited For Kicking Addictions

Two prominent Bay Area residents say hypnotherapy was the key to helping them kick an unhealthy addiction to chewing tobacco.

05/08/2012

Assemblyman Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo.) (CBS)

San Mateo Lawmaker Meets With Man Who Broke Into His Home

Mark Harvin was 18, and high on crystal meth and alcohol, when he broke into a garage that turned out to belong to a state assemblyman a decade ago.

02/17/2012

Jefferson Award winner Carol Kahm. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Loved Ones Cope With Addiction

Carol Kahm’s support group helps people heal from the pain of addiction. But the groups aren’t for substance abusers – They’re for the people who love them.

01/18/2012

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Bay Area Mom One Of Many Concerned About New Powerful Painkiller

The new painkiller, which is a pure version of the drug that’s in Vicodin, could hit the market next year.

12/28/2011

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