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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

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Eric Dane Enters Rehab

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Eric Dane Enters Rehab

San Francisco born, Eric Dane recently entered a rehab facility to get treatment for addiction to prescription painkillers but is expected to go back to work soon…

CBS San Francisco–07/20/2011

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Bay Area Emergency Rooms Gear Up For Teen Drinkers

The number of teenagers coming into hospital emergency rooms for issues related to alcohol consumption nearly quadruples on New Year’s Day.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/30/2010

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KCBS In Depth: Fighting Addiction

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — For more than half a century, the San Francisco-based Walden House has been offering addiction treatment throughout California. While research continues to show that substance addiction is a disease, many continue […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/19/2010

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New Software Helps Users Break Addiction To Social Networking Sites

For some who are fighting an addiction to social networking sites like Facebook, an application is now available to help you stay away.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/19/2010

Rehab 'Life Changing' For Lindsay Lohan

Rehab ‘Life Changing’ For Lindsay Lohan

Mom Dina Says Lohan Is “Happy and Relaxed” after Stay at Betty Ford Clinic NEW YORK (AP)  – Lindsay Lohan’s mother says her daughter’s treatment for addiction at the Betty Ford Clinic has been “life-changing.” […]

CBS San Francisco–11/07/2010