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Drug abuse

Sex Offenders Not Screened From California Substance Abuse Counselor Jobs

The investigative arm of the state Senate has found nearly two dozen registered sex offenders serving as substance-abuse counselors in California, which lacks procedures to screen them out.

05/13/2013

Prescription Drugs

Sacramento Rally Targets Doctors Who Over-Prescribe Medications

A rally was held on the steps of the State Capitol to bring attention to what organizers say is an epidemic of prescription drug misuse in California.

03/11/2013

Nadia Lockyer

Embattled Alameda County Supervisor Lockyer Resigns

Embattled Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer told her colleagues in a letter Friday that she is resigning from office effective immediately.

04/20/2012

Treasurer Bill Lockyer

Email From Wife’s Account Shadows Treasurer Lockyer

After a political career spanning four decades, California state treasurer Bill Lockyer is drawing attention not for his job but for his marital troubles.

04/17/2012

Nadia Lockyer

Alameda Co. Supervisor Lockyer Returns To Work After Drug Treatment

Lockyer attended her first board meeting Tuesday since being injured in an alleged assault at a Newark motel last month and subsequently enrolling in a substance abuse treatment program.

03/20/2012

Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer (Lockyer Campaign/Facebook)

Man At Center Of Lockyer Sex & Drug Scandal Hints At Larger Story

The man at the center of the sex and substance abuse scandal engulfing the wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer has spoken publicly about the case for the first time.

02/29/2012

Prescription Drugs

Danville Father Seeks Prescription Drug Tax To Curb Abuse

The father of two East Bay children killed when a drunk driver high on pain killers ran them down is pushing for a ballot measure to tax prescription drugs to fund the state’s drug-tracking system.

11/23/2011

Cow Palace

16 Hospitalized For Overdose At Cow Palace Rave

At least 16 people were hospitalized, two in critical condition, after attending a music event Friday night at Daly City’s Cow Palace.

CBS San Francisco–10/30/2010

Capilano Bridge

San Mateo Teen Who Died In Bridge Fall Took LSD

A coroner’s report released on Friday found that 17-year-old Daniel Cho was high on LSD when he climbed over a 4-foot-high fence near Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge on June 6 and fell to his death.

CBS San Francisco–10/23/2010

Prescription Drugs

HealthWatch: Getting Rid Of Old Prescription Drugs Could Save A Life

A recent survey revealed the vast majority of teens and young adults who abuse prescription drugs get them out of a friend’s or parent’s medicine cabinet. Many young people as well as adults believe if the drugs are prescription, they must be safe.

KPIX 5–09/23/2010