Latest Alcohol abuse News

Former Detroit Red Wing player joins marijuana company

Sep. 1, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Red Wings hockey star Darren McCarty already has four Stanley Cups under his belt, but that's not enough. He wants a fifth cup with a new team that won't require him to lace up his skates. McCarty has formed a collaboration with Pincanna, a cannabis company that is building a massive medical...

Flight attendant agrees to undergo alcohol abuse counseling

Aug. 30, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

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 counseling. Forty-nine-year-old Julianne March of Waukesha, Wisconsin, reached a pretrial diversion agreement that...

New Mexico center gets more alcohol research funding

Aug. 29, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

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. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has awarded the center a five-year renewal of a specialized grant. The center is...

Rehabilitation center to be demolished after weekend fire

Aug. 25, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey rehabilitation center will be demolished after a weekend fire displaced several hundred people but caused no reported injuries, authorities said. The blaze at Straight & Narrow in Paterson, which serves people battling drug and alcohol addiction, was reported just...

Life expectancy drops in Wisconsin due to alcohol, drugs

Aug. 19, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

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 Wisconsin Policy Forum found. The group found that increased mortality among black people was also pushing...

Addiction services agency offers test for detecting fentanyl

Aug. 11, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — An alcohol and drug addiction services agency in the county that includes Cleveland has given businesses free fentanyl test strips their customers can use to find out if drugs like cocaine have been adulterated with the powerful synthetic opioid. Cleveland.com reports Cuyahoga...

Health problems linger after beer sales end in Nebraska town

Aug. 4, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

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 officials are still trying to clean up the damage left by decades of alcohol abuse among tribe members. The...

SC restaurant offers opportunity for trafficking victims

Jul. 28, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The old house that sits along Augusta Road doesn't look like much, but it holds the promise of a thousand possibilities. Its craftsman lines and worn frame that tell a story many years past, will begin a new chapter when it opens as Jasmine Kitchen, this fall. Jasmine will be a...

As government tackles veteran suicide, SC vet shares story

Jul. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Army veteran Joyce Letellier stopped herself from saying her future is bright. "I don't want to sound corny," the 61-year-old Hanahan resident said. Instead, she stresses she cares about her life now and doesn't want to die anymore. "If that makes sense," Letellier said. It's...

Biden's son Hunter makes his 1st 2020 campaign appearance

Jul. 19, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

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 "tough times," including years of drug and alcohol abuse. The younger Biden's appearance at a fundraiser in...