Rauner Signs Bill Banning Sale of `Bath Salts' in StoresGov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Monday to punish Illinois retailers that sell so-called bath salts, which are chemicals that mimic the effects of cocaine and other powerful drugs.
'Good Samaritan' Bill Becomes Law in St. LouisProtects most of those who report heroin overdoses from arrest.
Nixon Signs Bill For More Access To Anti-Overdose MedicineResidents soon will be able to carry medicine to counter heroin overdoses without a prescription under a new law signed Tuesday by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.
Poll Says American Teens Feel Addicted to PhonesFamily Therapist Dr. Russell Hyken says families should all dock their electronics at night for charging in a place away from the bedroom.
Gateway Foundation Backs Bill to Increase Medicaid-Eligible Drug Addiction Treatment"The Medicaid provisions the senator is trying to overturn have rendered us helpless."
Another Anti-Heroin PSA To Air During 2016 Super BowlThis year’s sixty-second commercial will air in the St. Louis broadcast of the Super Bowl, right before the start of the 3rd quarter.
Franklin County Police Track a New Form of Heroin"Heroin that we're seeing sold these days, often called on the street 'beans,' but it's capsules."
Fewer Local Meth Labs Doesn't Mean Less Abuse
Salvation Army Breaks Ground on Addiction Treatment CenterSix million dollar facility is expected to open during the summer of 2016
Lawmakers Approve Program for Prescription Drug LocksIllinois lawmakers have approved a pilot program that would place locking devices on some pharmacy painkiller prescriptions.
50 Arrested, Over 34,000 Dosage Units in Heroin TakedownSt. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar announced Wednesday the arrests of over 50 individuals in a major heroin takedown.
Area Law Enforcement Working to Combat Heroin"We see a lot more heroin use now, a lot more heroin overdoes than we used to," says ER physician Dr. Cassandra Haddox of St. Anthony's Medical Center in South County.

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