Salvation Army Sued Over Failure To Pay Minimum Wage For Work Required Of People In RehabA lawsuit filed Friday in San Francisco Superior Court touched off a potentially far-reaching battle against the Salvation Army, challenging the nonprofit's failure to pay for the work it requires from the individuals in its drug and alcohol treatment programs.
San Francisco's New Sobering Center Will Provide Drug Addicts A Place To Go For HelpTuesday, Mayor London Breed announced a first of its kind program to try and slow the crisis of drug addiction in San Francisco. The concept is called a sobering center.
San Francisco Assemblyman's Bill Targets New Training Of Substance Abuse CounselorsAssemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, said Wednesday that he has introduced Assembly Bill 666 intended to spur the training of some 1,000 new counselors to treat addiction to opioids and other substances.
Sen. Wiener Proposal Would Offer Financial Rewards To Meth Users Who Stay SoberLooking to address the ongoing meth crisis in the Bay Area and California, a proposal by State Sen. Scott Wiener would offer financial rewards to users who stay sober.
San Francisco Program Treats Opioid Addiction With PotAn average 130 Americans die every day of an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An innovative San Francisco program aims to treat the addiction but it's not without controversy.
San Francisco Supervisors Back Forced Treatment For Mentally Ill AddictsSan Francisco officials on Tuesday decided to back a plan that allows the city to force people with serious mental illness and drug addiction into treatment without their consent.
Mayor Breed Asks Gov. Brown To Reduce Sentence For Jailed BrotherSF Mayor London Breed confirmed Wednesday she has asked outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown to reduce the prison sentence for her brother, who is currently in prison for a manslaughter conviction.
San Francisco Mayor Embraces Safe Drug Injection Sites Following State Senate VoteSan Francisco is now looking to stop addicts from using drugs in the street, opting to instead give them a safe place to shoot up.
San Francisco Sandwich Shop Menu Offers Pointed Criticism Of City's Needle PolicyA San Francisco sandwich shop had a pointed message about the city's drug addiction problem, printed at the bottom of its menu.
Actress Eliza Dushku Opens Up About Alcoholism, Addiction At Youth SummitThe 36-year-old detailed her battle with alcohol and drug addiction at a youth summit on Opioid awareness earlier this week...
Price Of Drug That Saves Overdose Victims Soaring Out Of ReachIf you overdose, there is a drug that can save your life. But, as Andria Borba reports, it comes at an increasing cost.
Legal Drug Shoot-Up Rooms Considered By Lawmakers In SF And Across U.S.Elected leaders from coast to coast are considering government-sanctioned sites where heroin users can shoot up under the supervision of a doctor or nurse.
Terry McMillan Does It Again With New NovelBerkeley alumni and author of "Waiting To Exhale" Terry McMillan treads familiar territory in her latest novel, "Who Asked You?"
Alameda County Supervisors Accept Resignation Of Nadia LockyerLockyer has been embroiled in scandals involving drugs and an extramarital affair this year.
Gerard Butler Completes Rehab StintGerard Butler has finished a stint in rehab for substance abuse issues. He began struggling with pain while shooting "300" & "Of Men and Mavericks" in Half Moon Bay...