drugs

2014-04-24 10.24.55

Real Talk With Rashad Richey: Rashad Richey Challenges Law Enforcement, Churches & Non-Profits Alike To Rid Atlanta Of Sex Trafficking

On Real Talk With Rashad Richey, APD Deputy Chief Shawn Jones answers questions about the newly federally-funded study that puts Atlanta #1 in human sex trafficking. This is part 1 of a 2 part series […]

WAOK-AM–04/24/2014

Three-in-four teens – in the eighth and ninth grades -- have unsupervised and unlimited access to their prescribed stimulant, anti-anxiety and sedative medications. (Getty)

Georgia Professor Accused Of Asking Student To Buy Prescription Drugs

A lawyer says a University of Georgia professor accused of asking a student to buy prescription drugs for him while the student visited Mexico during spring break has surrendered to authorities.

03/22/2014

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

File photo of drugs. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Image)

Ga. Weighs ‘Medical Amnesty’ In Drug Overdoses

Georgia lawmakers are weighing a bill granting amnesty in some cases to those who seek medical help in the event of a drug overdose or other medical emergency.

03/01/2014

U.S. health officials say middle-aged women are the fastest-growing group of people dying from drug overdoses. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Prescription Drug Disposal Event Set For Saturday

Georgians wishing to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs are asked to visit one of more than 90 collection points during National Drug Take Back Day this weekend.

10/24/2013

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Del. Police: Ga. Man Tried To Flush 3 Kilograms Of PCP

Dover police say a Georgia man tried to flush nearly three kilograms of PCP when he was found at a vacant property.

05/21/2013

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Woman Arrested After Crack ‘Cookie’ Found In Privates

A local woman is facing multiple charges after crack cocaine “cookies” were found in her genitals during a body cavity search.

03/25/2013

File photo of a man smoking out of a meth pipe.  (credit: Apolinar B. Fonseca/GettyImages)

New Alabama Law Stops ‘Smurfing’ Process For Meth

A new law has taken effect that’s aimed at making it tougher for people to obtain a key ingredient needed to produce the illegal drug methamphetamine.

10/03/2012

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No More Waiting List For HIV/AIDS Drugs

ATLANTA (AP) — Low-income and uninsured Georgians who need assistance getting drugs to treat HIV and AIDS no longer need to wait on a list for help. The state has eliminated its waiting list two […]

WAOK-AM–08/26/2012

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the Men's 200m Final on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 9, 2012 in London, England. (credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Usain Bolt: ‘I Have No Respect’ For Carl Lewis

Usain Bolt took a momentary break from basking in his historic Olympic sprinting double to fiercely criticize Carl Lewis.

08/10/2012

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