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North Texas Police Say Users Cooking Up A Dangerous New High

Police in Plano and other Collin County cities are seeing more and more cases of teenagers and young adults smoking ‘dabs.’ Dabs is a high concentration of marijuana that is considered dangerous.

CBSDFW.COM–07/01/2014

An ambulance driver transports a patient to the hospital. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Free Synthetic Drugs Forum Being Held In Plano

Parents in McKinney just want to know how three McKinney teenagers got their hands on what’s believed to be called N-bombs, which is a synthetic form of LSD.

04/08/2014

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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Trending: Selena Exits Rehab, Help For Ex-UT Worker, Baby Loves Superman

Selena Exits Rehab North Texas native Selena Gomez is letting her fans know she is feeling good after a two week stint in rehab. Gomez posted a months old picture on her Instagram account last […]

CBS 11–02/11/2014

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Abuse Of Prescription Drugs On The Rise

North Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – There is new concern over prescription drug abuse. The CDC says new research indicates it could be the leading cause of death in the United States. The agency is releasing guidelines […]

12/09/2013

In this handout image provided by the Cascade County Sheriff's Office, former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf is seen in a police booking photo April 2, 2012 in Great Falls, Montana.  Leaf was arrested on charges of burglary, theft and criminal possession of dangerous drugs.  (Photo by Cascade County Sheriff?s Office via Getty Images)

Ryan Leaf Kicked Out Of Drug Treatment Center

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been moved from a central Montana drug treatment center to the state prison in Deer Lodge.

01/17/2013

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Recession Babies More Likely To Be Delinquents?

The state of the economy during a child’s infancy may have an influence on their level of substance abuse and delinquent behavior later in life.

01/02/2013

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NASCAR Reinstates A.J. Allmendinger

Allmendinger was suspended in July for failing a random drug test a month earlier. His backup “B” urine sample also tested positive for a substance NASCAR has not revealed.

09/18/2012

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NASCAR’s Allmendinger Agrees To Recovery Program

Suspended NASCAR driver A.J. Allmendinger has agreed to participate in a recovery program after violating the series’ substance abuse policy.

07/25/2012

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UT Dallas Professor Gets $2 Million To Study Addictiveness Of Pot

Is marijuana addictive? A University of Texas at Dallas professor is preparing to launch a $2 million grant-funded study to get a more conclusive answer to that question.

05/16/2012

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‘Doctor Shopping’ Database Concerns Privacy Advocates

The abuse of prescription drugs has skyrocketed across the nation, and especially in Texas where, according to the Drug Policy Alliance, accidental overdoses from 1999 to 2007 increased 150%. Now the Texas Legislature is hoping to take action to curb prescription drug abuse.

02/10/2012

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MLB, Union Discussing Alcohol Plan

Major League Baseball and its players’ association are considering a formal plan for dealing with alcohol-related incidents in the next collective bargaining agreement.

CBSDFW.COM–05/06/2011

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