Substance Abuse

  • Sobering Up: In An Alcohol-Soaked Nation, More Seek Booze-Free Social Spaces

    A national trend of boozeless bars is cropping up nationwide to create social spaces without the hangovers, DUIs and alcoholism culture. It’s part of a new push for sober options.
  • Meth In The Morning, Heroin At Night: Inside The Seesaw Struggle of Dual Addiction

    Methamphetamine confiscated by the Long Beach Police department after officers busted up a drug deal in 2005. Many users now mix opioids with stimulants like meth and cocaine — and researchers believe opioids kicked off this new stimulant wave.
  • Overshadowed By Opioids, Meth Is Back And Hospitalizations Surge

    Amphetamine-related hospitalizations jumped by about 245 percent from 2008 to 2015, dwarfing the rise in hospitalizations from other drugs, such as opioids.