Substance Abuse

World War II Army veteran Fred Schaljo watches as the St. L:ouis Veterans Day Parade passes by in St. Louis on November 8, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis County Seeks Approval for Veterans’ Court

St. Louis County is looking to join St. Louis City, St. Charles, and Jefferson County in having a veterans’ court in place.

07/15/2015

Sheldon Richardson #91 of the New York Jets reacts during their 24 to 17 loss to the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium on September 28, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

NFL Suspends Sheldon Richardson for Substance Abuse

Mizzou alum from St. Louis will miss first 4 games of season for New York Jets

07/02/2015

File photo of prescription pill bottles. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Approve Program for Prescription Drug Locks

Illinois lawmakers have approved a pilot program that would place locking devices on some pharmacy painkiller prescriptions.

06/16/2015

St. Louis Rams Trey Watts runs through a hole in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on September 21, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Rams RB Trey Watts Suspended

Son of ex-Congressman J.C. Watts violated NFL’s substance abuse policy

05/29/2015

Does My Health Insurance Cover Substance Abuse Treatment?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover substance abuse treatment under the Affordable Care Act.

03/12/2014

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Brain Imaging Study at SLU Shows Effects of Combat

Dr. Tyler Roskos says veterans who suffered blast injuries have changes in brain tissue that are still apparent years after.

12/11/2013

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Rams Player Suspended For Substance Abuse Violation

Rokevious Watkins must sit out 2013 season-opener, team announced Wednesday.

05/22/2013

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Missouri Lawmakers Approve Veterans Court Bill

Lawmakers have approved legislation allowing the expansion of special courts to handle current and former military personnel.

05/17/2013

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Study: Level of Military Substance Abuse Now a ‘Public Health Crisis,’ Pentagon Care Outdated

Abusing alcohol and drugs has been part of military culture historically: troops do it for fun, to ease the stresses of war or to be part of the brotherhood.

09/17/2012

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