LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Despite several council members concerned that it could increase rates of alcohol abuse and set the county down a “slippery slope,” a proposed change that would allow wineries...
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A former prosecutor who said alcohol abuse had a “complete stranglehold” on him was placed on probation after pleading guilty to driving while visibly impaired when he was...
DENVER (AP) — A vintage clothing retailer based in Tucson, Ariz. has cut ties with three of its Colorado stores after dozens of anonymous allegations of employee abuse surfaced on social media...
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Kirk won the Korn Ferry Tour’s King & Bear Classic on Saturday at World Golf Village, a year after taking a leave of absence from the PGA Tour to fight alcohol...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida candidate for governor Andrew Gillum disclosed Sunday that he is entering a rehabilitation facility, saying he had fallen into a depression and alcohol...
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University is starting a new initiative focused on the health, safety and well-being of students involved in fraternity and sorority life.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A flight attendant charged with public intoxication after passengers on a Chicago-to-South Bend flight noticed her inebriation has agreed to undergo alcohol abuse...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Alcohol Research Center is getting a $7.5 million grant to continue its work to better understand fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Life expectancy in Wisconsin has dropped for two years in a row fueled by increased deaths from alcohol abuse and opioids, a report released Monday from the nonpartisan...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two years after Nebraska state regulators shuttered four beer stores for selling excessive amounts of alcohol near South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, public health...
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Joe Biden's son Hunter made his 2020 presidential campaign trail debut with his father Friday, two weeks after the former vice president praised him for battling through...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan prison workers are facing a mental health crisis that includes much higher rates of post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal thoughts and alcohol abuse than in the...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson is returning to the lineup for the first time since he was suspended by the NHL more than two months ago for alcohol...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new committee has been formed in Virginia to try to reduce alcohol and drug abuse at the state's colleges and universities.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Predators forward Austin Watson, who began this season on suspension, has been suspended again as part of the NHL's substance abuse program.
The NHL and NHL Players' Association announced Tuesday that Watson had been placed in Stage Two of the league's substance abuse and behavioral health program "for treatment related exclusively to his ongoing issues with alcohol abuse."
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has donated his salary from the third-quarter of 2018 to the federal agency that researches alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.
The White House says Trump donated $100,000 to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Alcoholism is a personal issue for the president. His older brother, Fred Jr., died in 1981 after struggling with alcoholism, and the president has said he learned from his brother's experience.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman, who is on leave amid sexual misconduct allegations, said Wednesday he'll seek treatment for alcohol abuse and other health issues.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Complications from chronic alcohol abuse are blamed in the death of a Topeka jail inmate.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge will decide whether the University of Nebraska-Lincoln must turn over any records withheld from a fraternity that was suspended following accusations of hazing, alcohol abuse and inappropriate behavior.
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe and Marjorie Walsh were honored Monday night by the nonprofit Facing Addiction with NCADD for their support of the recovery movement and their efforts to raise awareness about drug and alcohol abuse.
Police in an Iowa college town had repeated interactions with a troubled drifter in the weeks between his departure from prison and his alleged killing of a star golfer from Spain, records show.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Office of Drug Control Policy has failed to submit a report on how to reduce the prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse in West Virginia.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois report is recommending new efforts to support students in the first weeks of school when sexual assaults are most common, especially among freshman.
The university's second systematic survey of sexual misconduct on campus recommends targeting resources at specific groups who have a higher risk of sexual assault, including the Greek system, LGBTQ community and those with disabilities, The News-Gazette reported.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a Virginia law that allows police to arrest people designated as "habitual drunkards" if they are caught with alcohol, finding that the state has a "legitimate interest" in discouraging alcohol abuse.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An addiction treatment center based in Bismarck is expanding after seeing the demand for drug and alcohol abuse treatment services double in the past five years.
Heartview Foundation announced plans this month to add 16 more treatment beds for men and 15 efficiency apartments at the shuttered Ruth Meiers men's emergency shelter. The organization bought the 12,000-square-foot shelter for $1 million earlier this year.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) — Alex Beatty had struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for a decade.
For his parents, Yarnell and Liz Beatty, June 11, 2016 marks the day their lives changed forever, when the 24-year-old took a fatal mix of OxyContin and Xanax and died of an accidental overdose at their home in Brentwood.
The Beattys' story isn't uncommon in Tennessee. In 2016, 1,631 people died from opioids, a 12 percent jump from 2015.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alcohol abuse is believed behind a fatal crash in North Carolina's largest city that also sent three people to hospitals.
Charlotte police say the driver of a Ford Ranger pickup truck ignored a red light and turned into an oncoming car early Sunday. Dead at the scene was pickup driver 31-year-old Jose Coronado.
Police say the three 25-year-old occupants of the Nissan Altima that crashed into the pickup suffered minor injuries.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate in a western Wyoming jail died of complications from chronic alcohol abuse.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's largest provider of drug and alcohol abuse treatment will close its eight facilities early next year, forcing an estimated 5,000 people to find treatment elsewhere.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The deaths of at least four fraternity pledges this year have helped fuel a re-examination of Greek life at U.S. colleges, which have long struggled with how to crack down on hazing, alcohol abuse and other unwelcome aspects without disbanding organizations that have loyal members and alumni.
Pledge Deaths Fuel Reviews of Fraternity Life
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Officials at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, say more than half of the sororities and fraternities on campus violated policy on alcohol abuse and sexual harassment.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The phone calls come — from fellow scientists and desperate strangers — with a single question for the alcohol chief at the National Institutes of Health: Where can my loved one find good care to get sober?
Tuesday, the government is releasing a novel online tool to help — directories of alcohol treatment providers paired with key questions patients should ask for a better shot at high-quality care.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county will allow inmates being released from jail to receive an injection that prevents drug and alcohol abuse relapses.
Franklin County officials say about 520 inmates a year are expected to receive injections of naltrexone, which chemically prevents the high that addicts experience when using.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A new program planned at the University of Mississippi will try to reduce the abuse of drugs and alcohol.
A university news release says the William Magee Center for Wellness Education is set to open in 2018. It is named for a young Ole Miss alumnus who died of an overdose in 2013 while trying to overcome drug addiction.
Donors have given more than $500,000, and another $850,000 is pledged.
NEW YORK (AP) — In a frank and heartfelt speech, U2 bassist Adam Clayton thanked his bandmates of four decades for their support during his treatment and recovery for alcohol abuse years ago, and then joined them for a rollicking rendition of a few hits.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The city of Jackson is settling a lawsuit by the Justice Department by allowing group homes for people recovering from drug or alcohol abuse.
City and federal lawyers on Wednesday jointly asked U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to approve the settlement.
The Justice Department sued in September, saying Jackson was discriminating against disabled people by trying to shut down a group home run by Urban Rehab.
PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A Port Clinton mother's favorite saying is: "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."
So after Bobbie Jo Lowe's daughter, Alexis Kohlman, died in January from an infection caused by drug abuse, Lowe decided to open the first women's recovery home in Port Clinton. The home, called Alexis House, will help women struggling with addiction reintegrate into society.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An advocacy group estimates drug and alcohol abuse cost New Hampshire $2.36 billion in 2014 in lost productivity, health care and strains on the criminal justice system.
A Monday report released by New Futures shows the growing economic toll of the crisis — up more than $50 million from the two previous years — as well as a growth in the number of people seeking treatment under provisions in former President Barack Obama's health care law.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a Wisconsin law that allowed the state to detain pregnant women suspected of drug or alcohol abuse, saying the 1998 law meant to protect developing fetuses was unconstitutionally vague.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former supermodel Stephanie Seymour had drunken driving and other charges erased from her record Tuesday after she completed a yearlong program that included treatment for alcohol abuse.
The 48-year-old former Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated model did not attend the brief hearing in Stamford Superior Court.
WAITE PARK, Minn. (AP) — Leaders of a new Minnesota school that helps students struggling with alcohol abuse are asking lawmakers for funding.
Seven students have been treated so far at the McKinley Recovery School, which is in its first year in Waite Park, the St. Cloud Times (http://on.sctimes.com/2n1AkWA ) reported. It is one of only six so-called sober schools in Minnesota.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi has partnered with the mobile safety communications platform LiveSafe to offer Ole Miss students, faculty and staff a tool for real-time security communication.
The university said in a news release the app will allow the campus community to report nonemergency tips including threats, disturbances, assaults, theft, stalking, suspicious activity, drug and alcohol abuse and traffic and parking issues, among others.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students are far more likely than their classmates to be raped or assaulted in a dating situation, according to the first national survey of its kind.
The research also found gay teens were far more likely to have attempted suicide, taken illegal drugs and engaged in other risky behaviors.
The finding echoes results of smaller surveys and findings from advocacy groups, but it is the first government survey to...