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Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

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.

08/12/2014

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.

03/12/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during warm-ups against the Indianapolis Colts at Candlestick Park on September 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Aldon Smith Thankful For New Start, More Playoffs

Aldon 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.

01/04/2014

Demarcus Dobbs of the San Francisco 49ers. (NFL/Getty Images)

49ers Defensive Lineman Dobbs Banned For Season Opener

San 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.

08/14/2013

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

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong (credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Gets Personal About Substance Abuse

Billie Joe Armstrong opens up alcohol and prescription drug abuse in the new issue of Rolling Stone, revealing details about his blackouts…

02/27/2013

Sebastian Janikowski

Raiders’ Janikowski Ordered To Substance Abuse, Anger Management Classes

Oakland 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.

03/01/2012

Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer (Lockyer Campaign/Facebook)

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.

02/14/2012

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

(AP)

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.

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