Illinois Considers Medical Marijuana to Treat Opioid AddictionIllinois state lawmakers are hearing about the benefits of medical marijuana in battling opiate addiction.
State Lawmaker Fights for Drug DatabaseA state lawmaker from south St. Louis hopes his bill to track prescriptions for opioids will save lives.
Rick Ankiel Drank Vodka Before Starts to Tame Anxiety"Feeling the pressure of all that, right before the game, I get a bottle of vodka," Ankiel says he drank before multiple starts, the season after his infamous meltdown in the 2000 MLB playoffs.
New Clothing Line Empowers Sexually Exploited Women"Bravely" will launch on Sunday, Nov. 13th at a fashion show event at the Boo Cat Club.
Missouri Meth Lab Busts Drop Drastically, But There's a Dark SideLab incidents way down, but imports and other drugs pick up the slack.
St. Charles Co. Eyes Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramDesigned to eliminate "doctor shopping" by opioid, heroin abusers.
New Device to Treat Heroin Addiction Might Be Available SoonThe device targets four specific cranial nerves that cause symptoms of pain during withdrawal.
Addiction Services Featured in Illinois Medicaid ProposalAddiction treatment and support for long-term recovery are included in a restructured proposal of Illinois' Medicaid program.
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.

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