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Heroin Use In North Carolina

Heroin use on the rise in NC.


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Heroin Use In South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some states are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative. THE ISSUE: In South Carolina, it appears […]


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.


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Parents Complaining About YouTube Video Involving Handgun, Drug References

Some parents and others in Bessemer City are complaining about a YouTube video that shows young people rapping while flashing cash and a handgun in a public park.


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2 NC Women Exposed To Potent Heroin

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Fayetteville authorities say two women have been taken to a hospital after opening a package that police described as containing heroin laced with a potent synthetic opiate. Police Capt. Anthony Kelly […]


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Defensive Coordinator Arrested For Possession Of Marijuana

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — The defensive coordinator for the Fairfield Central High School football team has been arrested on his way to the school’s state championship game. State troopers said 36-year-old David Toney was charged […]


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Deputies Serve Up Ice Cream to Help With Youth Anti-Drug Message

Richland County deputies plan to serve some ice cream with a message they hope will help area youth stay away from drugs.


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NC Senate OKs Drug Testing Requirement For Welfare

Applicants for North Carolina’s cash and worker-training welfare program would have to undergo a drug test to qualify for benefits and pay for it upfront under a bill approved Monday night by the Republican-led state Senate following debate on whether such a get-tough strategy goes too far.


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NC Woman Who Swallowed 10 Bags Of Heroin Charged

An Iredell County woman who authorities say swallowed 10 bags of heroin is among three people arrested on drug-related charges.


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Implanted ‘Bracelet’ Helps Treat Chronic Heartburn

A tiny magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat is greatly improving life for some people with chronic heartburn who get limited relief from medicines.