Overdose Deaths Decrease in the St. Louis RegionBrandon Costerison with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse says there were 322 fatal overdoses in St. Louis compared to 445 last year.
Police: Rolla Reports 6 Heroin Overdoes, 1 Death in 24 HoursJared Opsal with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse says this batch of heroin could have a much higher purity level.
Local Counselors Look Out for New DrugLocal drug counselors say they are keeping a close eye on a dangerous drug that is now being seen in Florida.
Local Anti-Heroin Super Bowl Commercial May Soon Go National"This very cheerful-sounding song, juxtaposed with these horrifying images - we knew it was going to upset people, and we knew we were taking a risk, but we felt like it was a risk worth taking because nothing else has worked."
Are We Tuning Out Warnings About Deadly Heroin?There wasn't any real decline in heroin overdose deaths in 2013 from the previous year.
Experts See Emergence of 'N-Bomb' Synthetic Drug in St. LouisA hallucinogen made from mescaline, the drug is similar in many ways to LSD and ingested as a liquid, powder, or on a blotter.
Expert: Flesh-Eating 'Zombie' Drug Not Likely Coming to St. LouisIt's called Krokodil -- an extremely addictive form of heroin that can be easily cooked up in someone's home like meth.
Local Drug Expert Warns of 'Crazy Clown'The Centers for Disease Control began investigating the drug, a handful of innocent-looking herbs sealed in small packet, after it sent eight users in Georgia to a hospital.
TIAM: Attorney General Eric HolderChanging federal drug sentencing laws.
Heroin Abuse Group Focuses on Doctors, Junior HighOver the last six-and-a-half years, 1,645 people in the St. Louis area have died of heroin overdoses, a figure the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse calls "pretty horrifying."
Binge Drinking Among Women On The Rise Nationally And Locally"We have seen an increase in the last several years in frequency of young women, specifically," abuse counselor Dan Duncan said.
Prescription Drug Abuse Declining"What seems to be really big in the St. Louis area is marijuana use and it's been that way for awhile," Dan Duncan said.