NEW YORK — Philip Seymour Hoffman died from taking a combination of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, the New York City medical examiner ruled Friday, a toxic mix that addiction specialists say is not uncommon in the tens of thousands of overdose deaths in the U.S. each year.
Date: 02/28/2014 | Nation & World
Adult mentors help addicted teens stay clean and sober
Date: 02/20/2014 | Local News
LOS ANGELES — Philip Seymour Hoffman suffered from a chronic medical condition that required ongoing treatment. An admitted drug addict who first sought professional help more than two decades ago, Hoffman apparently succumbed to his illness with an overdose despite a return to rehab last March.
Date: 02/04/2014 | Nation & World
AMSTERDAM — The men streaming in and out of a small clubhouse in east Amsterdam could almost be construction workers at the end of a hard day, taking off their orange reflective vests and cracking jokes as they suck down a few Heinekens, waiting for their paychecks.
Date: 01/19/2014 | Nation & World
WASHINGTON — It’s no secret that smoking causes lung cancer. But what about diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction? Fifty years into the war on smoking, scientists still are adding diseases to the long list of cigarettes’ harms — even as the...
Date: 01/17/2014 | Nation & World
DENVER — Crowds were serenaded by live music as they waited for the nation's first legal recreational pot shops to open. They ate doughnuts and funnel cakes as a glass-blower made smoking pipes. Some tourists even rode around in a limo, eager to try weed but not so eager to be...
Date: 01/01/2014 | Nation & World
It was a message sent to the sky on a red balloon.Bree Salgado, 19, wrote "With lots of love" before releasing her balloon as part of Weston High School's first-ever
Date: 11/17/2013 | Local News
TORONTO -- Toronto police said Thursday they have obtained a video that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking a crack pipe -- a video that Ford had claimed didn't exist and has been at the core of a scandal that has embarrassed and gripped Canada for months.Police Chief...
Date: 11/01/2013 | Nation & World
REDMOND -- A Redmond man tried to kill his 4-year-old son with heroin on the day his divorce was supposed to be finalized, court documents say.
Date: 09/29/2013 | Northwest
BOSTON -- Forty attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.
Date: 09/24/2013 | Business
Stuffed animals comfort young patients at Everett hospital
Date: 09/24/2013 | Local News
When my brother, who had severe epilepsy, died of a massive seizure at 32, I needed to see a grief counselor. I had been his primary caretaker, and his death hit me hard. I was fortunate to have access to workplace insurance that included quality mental health services. It's...
Date: 09/22/2013 | Business
EVERETT -- It was a week after she turned 17 when Nicole met her pimp.He was smooth and attentive, and she was convinced that he loved her. Then he persuaded her to have sex with strangers for money. In the first three hours as a prostitute, she made $750. The pimp took the...
Date: 09/12/2013 | Local News
LONDON -- Electronic cigarettes worked just as well as nicotine patches to help smokers quit, according to the first study to compare them.
Date: 09/08/2013 | Nation & World
EVERETT -- A unique celebration is coming to shores of Silver Lake on Saturday.The public is invited to celebrate their loved ones and neighbors who are in recovery for substance abuse and learn more about how prevention and treatment can work to change lives.
Date: 09/03/2013 | Local News
EVERETT -- A Snohomish County judge on Monday sent a convicted felon off to drug treatment instead of prison for his part in endangering the lives of three children.
Date: 07/23/2013 | Local News
SEATTLE --A Tulalip mother whose young daughter died from neglect made her first court appearance since being indicted for second-degree murder.A federal public defender entered a not guilty plea on behalf of...
Date: 05/23/2013 | Local News
EVERETT -- It could be abuse, family violence, a parent's mental illness or substance abuse, or the loss or incarceration of a loved one.In social service and education circles it's called an ACE. That's an adverse childhood experience.
Date: 05/21/2013 | Local News
SEATTLE -- Only about 1 in 10 people who need treatment for substance abuse in Washington state are getting that help, but officials believe that could increase dramatically next January when tens of thousands more become eligible for insurance because of the new federal health care law.
Date: 04/16/2013 | Northwest
Those repeatedly arrested for drunken driving could face longer sentences and more difficulty getting behind the wheel under legislation introduced today.Gov. Jay Inslee teamed with Republican and Democratic lawmakers in crafting an 80-page bill...
Date: 04/16/2013 | The Petri Dish
Investigators take a hard look at state's child welfare
Date: 03/28/2013 | Local News