Substance abuse

Raiders' Aldon Smith Reportedly Suspended 1 Year For Violating NFL Substance Abuse PolicyThe National Football League has suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith for one year for a violation of the league’s drug policy, according to media reports Tuesday.
Contra Costa County Pushes To Sign Up Inmates Now Eligible For Medi-Cal Coverage Contra Costa County is joining a long list of Bay Area counties to sign up one of the toughest populations for health care— jail inmates.
Does My Health Insurance Cover Substance Abuse Treatment?Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover substance abuse treatment under the Affordable Care Act.
Aldon Smith Thankful For New Start, More PlayoffsAldon Smith appreciates these playoffs a little more. After a 5-game absence to undergo treatment for substance abuse, his top goal now is to return to the dominant defender he used to be a year ago.
49ers Defensive Lineman Dobbs Banned For Season OpenerSan Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs was suspended Wednesday for a Week 1 game against Green Bay for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Sex Offenders Not Screened From California Substance Abuse Counselor JobsThe 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.
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Gets Personal About Substance AbuseBillie Joe Armstrong opens up alcohol and prescription drug abuse in the new issue of Rolling Stone, revealing details about his blackouts...
Raiders' Janikowski Ordered To Substance Abuse, Anger Management ClassesOakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski has been ordered by a judge to undergo substance abuse and anger management classes after authorities said he shoved a woman at a nightclub.
Lockyer’s Wife Entering Rehab After Alleged Newark Assault An Alameda County supervisor who is married to California’s treasurer is undergoing treatment for substance abuse problems after being assaulted in a motel room.
Jefferson Award Winner Helps Loved Ones Cope With AddictionCarol 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.
Bay Area Emergency Rooms Gear Up For Teen DrinkersThe number of teenagers coming into hospital emergency rooms for issues related to alcohol consumption nearly quadruples on New Year's Day.
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