A new state law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013 that may help save the lives of substance abusers: it offers immunity to users if they call 911 to help someone who has overdosed on drugs.
The mother of a Sebastopol teen is grieving after her son’s body was found in Peru, where police say a shaman confessed to burying the 18-year-old after he ate an hallucinogenic plant.
A doctor accused of prescribing pain killers to three young men who died, including a college student from the Bay Area, was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for second-degree murder in the overdose deaths.
One of three men who overdosed in 2009 was 21-year-old Joey Rovero, an Arizona State University student from San Ramon.
The mother of a University of California, Berkeley student who suffered severe brain damage after a drug overdose on campus is suing the UC regents.
A 14-year-old girl who was found dead in her bedroom the morning after a sleepover last summer died from drinking GHB, a so-called “date rape” drug, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.
State Senator Leland Yee has called for legislators to exert more control over events held at the Cow Palace.
At least 16 people were hospitalized, two in critical condition, after attending a music event Friday night at Daly City’s Cow Palace.
A jury has begun deliberations in the drug conspiracy case against Anna Nicole Smith’s two doctors and her lawyer-boyfriend.
In a surprise move, lawyers for three defendants in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy case announced in court Thursday they would not call any witnesses after the prosecution rests its case.