“BREAKING the CYCLE” Youth Documentary Examines the Cycle of Substance Abuse.


“BREAKING THE CYCLE” Youth documentary examines the cycle of substance abuse. – Youth in the Venice Arts Documentary photography class produced this powerful video examining the effects of substance abuse on two families in Merced, CA. V…


State legislators advance best practices guideline for opioids

Filed under: Drug Abuse California

"In the world of workers' compensation, there is significant proof that long-term opioid use leads to longer claim duration, longer-term disability, higher costs, and higher medical expenses," the document states. "The use of long-acting opioids, for …
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Modesto police veteran taking Placerville police chief job

Filed under: Drug Abuse California

Heller has held numerous assignments with MPD, including patrol, tactical patrol unit, robbery/homicide, Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force sergeant, SWAT sergeant, commander of the Gang and Narcotics Units and Assistant Investigative …
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Calif. high court allows sex predator's release

Filed under: Drug Abuse California

LOS ANGELES — The California Supreme Court denied Los Angeles County's appeal to stop the release of convicted serial rapist Christopher Hubbart, who law enforcement officials said is a significant threat to public safety. The state's … Hubbart will …
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Marijuana marks a milestone; first banned in California 100 years ago

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Humboldt Cannabis Center horticulturist Steve Tuck gestures beside both mature and baby marijuana plants he is growing for medical users of the drug, on March 29, 1999, in Eureka, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) …
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