| Apr 27, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Mixed martial arts star Tito Ortiz denied beating porn actress Jenna Jameson at their Huntington Beach home, part of a war of words between the two following his arrest Monday for alleged domestic violence. At a news conference late Monday......
| Jun 11, 2010
A 24-year-old man died and 18 others were transported to emergency rooms after taking Ecstasy at an all night New Year's Eve rave at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, according to a report released Thursday.
The report, by the U.S. Centers for Disease...
| Jul 5, 2010
The suspected drug overdose death of a 15-year old girl who attended a massive rave in Los Angeles last weekend has drawn attention to the drug her family was told was found in her body: Ecstasy.
Officials said use of the hallucinogen and stimulant was...
| Mar 20, 2011
Scholastic: 320 pp., $17.99, ages 13 and up
We All Fall Down
Little, Brown: 348 pp., $17.99, ages 15 and up
We live in a society filled with temptation, where drugs and alcohol are illegal...
| May 1, 2011
Amulet Books: 359 pp., $16.95, ages 14 and up
When it comes to sex and drugs, teen interest and parental tolerance tend to run in opposite directions. Simultaneously titillating and taboo, alluring yet off-limits, underage...
| Sep 13, 2010
The old folk concept that our personal health behaviors rub off on those around us has received a staggering amount of scientific support of late. Over the last few years, study after study has shown that weight gain, drug and alcohol use, even loneliness...
| Nov 5, 2010
Two L.A. Coliseum commissioners Thursday urged their board to reconsider the surprise decision to lift a moratorium on raves that had been in place since the drug overdose death of a 15-year-old girl in June after she attended a massive festival at the...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.
Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the...
| Feb 28, 2009
It has been nearly 40 years since President Nixon began the "war on drugs" in 1971. Its objective from the outset was to suppress the manufacture, distribution and consumption of illicit drugs. By all of those measures -- and by common agreement -- the...
| Apr 21, 2008
Today, Sullum and Stimson begin their Dust-Up by comparing drug decriminalization and legalization. Later in the week, they'll discuss drug-related violence, federal raids of marijuana dispensaries and more.
Prohibition didn't work then; it isn't working...
| Feb 25, 2010
| 4:32 PM
African Americans have lower drinking rates than other racial groups, according to a new survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It found that blacks ages 18 and older use alcohol at a rate of 44.3% compared......