Boy, 5, Critically Injured After Getting Hit by a Truck

Boy, 5, critically injured after getting hit by a truck
Police are investigating whether the woman in the truck was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Esparza said. The woman, in her 30s, stayed at the scene of the accident. Contact the writer: 714-704-3769 or amarroquin@ocregister.com …
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aTyr Pharma appoints David Weiner as Chief Medical Officer
“At a key time for advancing our pipeline of therapeutics in the rare diseases arena, Dr Weiner brings to our team a strong drug development background and important clinical experience, and he will lead, implement and execute aTyr's clinical …
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Local Coalitions Aim to Prevent Underage Substance Abuse

Local coalitions aim to prevent underage substance abuse
From April through June, when alcohol-related traffic fatalities and incidents are the highest, the Chandler Coalition on Youth Substance Abuse, Mesa Prevention Alliance and Tempe Coalition use public service announcements, campaigns and youth …
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Drug prevention workshops planned
Two workshops will be held this month in Carteret County to help parents and other adults spot teen drug and alcohol use and provide skills to help prevent abuse. Carteret County's Substance Abuse Task Force of the Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse …
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Feening Teens Need Support to Beat Addiction

Feening Teens Need Support to Beat Addiction
"Organisations such as the New Zealand Drug Foundation will need priority support in order to deal with an expected influx of families seeking help. In reality we have allowed this serious and harmful addiction to embed itself in our … Important …
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'Synthetic drugs are like a rabbit hole of chemical compounds'
The rise of the new drugs and the death of 16-year-old Henry Kwan is one of the hot topics being debated by Esther and her peers at the YMCA NSW Youth Parliament group, who are calling for more education around the dangers of these new substances. They …
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ACA Brings Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment to Millions

ACA Brings Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment to Millions
While the ACA now requires insurers selling plans on the online exchanges to offer substance abuse treatment and “mental health parity,” these changes may not translate into effective or immediate help for everyone. But the experts interviewed for this …
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Galloway, NJ Welcomes New Drug Treatment Center: Addiction Treatment
To provide the most personalized care, Addiction Treatment Services International offers a variety of evidence-based programs for individuals struggling with addiction. Clinical staff members treat a range of drug and alcohol addictions and each …
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Tennessee to Criminalize Pregnancy

Tennessee to Criminalize Pregnancy
While South Carolina and Alabama state supreme courts have ruled that late pregnancy substance abuse can count as child abuse, Tennessee would be the first to state to have a law on record criminalizing birth defects due to substance abuse during …
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Tennessee bill OKs criminal charges for mothers' prenatal drug use
The measure would allow prosecutors to press assault charges on women if an infant's “addiction or harm is a result of her illegal use of a narcotic drug taken while pregnant.” Legislation advanced through the state House and Senate this week, ending a …
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Miss. Gov Signs Criminal-Justice Overhaul Bill

Miss. gov signs criminal-justice overhaul bill
Circuit courts will be authorized to establish treatment programs for military veterans who might have traumatic brain injuries, depression or drug and alcohol problems. For the first time, Mississippi law will specify which crimes are classified as …
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Hattiesburg beset by wastewater woes
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Mayor Johnny DuPree may not have been able to bring a 1 percent sales tax referendum before Hattiesburg voters. But the four-term incumbent still is exploring potential revenue sources to offset future expenses the city will …
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