US Drug Overdose Deaths Reach New HighThe latest government numbers reported find that drug overdose deaths in 2016 continued to climb despite ongoing efforts to stem the the overdose epidemic.
New Tool Helps PA Doctors Battle Patient Drug AbuseDoctors in Pennsylvania have a new tool to battle opioid drug addiction.
Local Documentary Spreads Word Prescription Drug Abuse DangersA small group of educators and community leaders screened a new documentary about prescription drug abuse.
The First Step For An Alcoholic Or Drug AddictHow do you know if you might be an addict? The first clue is if you have it in the back of your mind. Ask yourself these questions
Operating Under The Influence Has Broad Definition
Synthetic Drugs Are IllegalWith all the talk about legalizing marijuana, the question is…what about synthetic drugs?
Montco Drug Task Force Intercepts Kilo of Heroin in Norristown, Pa. Montgomery County district attorney Risa Ferman says the heroin has a street value of more than $300,000.
Gov. Wolf Hailed For Widening Access to Anti-Overdose Drug Wolf recently directed the state physician general to issue a standing order allowing all Pennsylvanians to access naloxone, which reverses the immediate effects of a heroin overdose.
Drug And Alcohol Abuse WidespreadTwenty-two million Americans have a substance abuse problem and there is no doubt that alcohol can be a drug of choice.
Prescription Drug Overdoses Killing AmericansEvery day 114 people die as the result of a drug overdose - most of them from prescription drugs.
Bill Decriminalizing Small Amounts of Pot Gets Phila. City Council OKThe measure, which passed 14-2, embodies the compromise announced last week by Mayor Nutter and the bill's sponsor, councilman Jim Kenney.
Montgomery County Task Force Will Examine Causes of Drug AbuseThe task force -- made up of representatives from law enforcement, social services, education, and the community -- is charged with coming up with solutions, short-term and long-term, to address the problems.
Nutter Lashes Out at City Council Plan to Decriminalize MarijuanaThe measure passed by City Council makes possession of about an ounce of pot punishable by only a $25 fine.
Bensalem Police Stumble On 2 Women Suffering Possible Heroin OverdosesPolice say they were looking for a man wanted on a contempt charge. In a motel room they found two women breathing but unresponsive.
Legal Medications Being Used To Get HighThere was a time when illegal drugs were a major problem with young adults. They still are but now there are equal concerns about legal medications to get high.