Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds, Study FindsIn patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.
The Next Step Helps Recovering Addicts Darcy Glidewell with The Next Step says her organization provides financial assistance for recovering addicts to continue their education.
New High School - Great Circle Academy - Focuses on SobrietyOnly 19 other states have similar programs.
Treatment Center Sees Shift in DemographicsA women-only addiction center in St. Louis has seen a big shift in clientele.
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.