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Oakland County Hosts Forum To Address Growing Heroin Epidemic

Sheriff Mike Bouchard says they’ve seen a 300 percent increase in the number of heroin-related cases in Oakland County.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/16/2014

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Buying Heroin In Birmingham ‘So Easy’ Says Local Mom

“It was just very easy to go to downtown Birmingham, for $10 you buy a little packet and it’s all there.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2014

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Study Reports Substance Abuse Among Some Doctors On The Rise

It’s a serious public health problem, but when doctors abuse drugs, it can also put patients at risk.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2013

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Investigators Seek Answers After Rash Of Heroin ODs

Test results are pending in Washtenaw County as to what may have led to a recent rash of heroin overdoses.

07/01/2013

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Police: Man Rips Off Penis During Drug-Fueled Craze

Deputies responded to a burglar alarm at a middle school late one night last week and found a 41-year-old man naked, screaming and bleeding from his groin.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2013

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Involuntary Intervention: New Bill Looks To Give More Power To Parents

The bill that would allow a spouse, relative, guardian or practitioner to petition to force an individual to be sent for treatment if believed to be a danger to themselves or others.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/05/2012

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Macomb County Seeing Increasing Number Of Substance Abuse Cases

The director of the County’s substance abuse office says there are currently 160 people on a waiting list for treatment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2012

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CDC: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses At Epidemic Levels

CDC Director Thomas Frieden said overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2011

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Free Summer Camps Help Children Impacted By Substance Abuse

Henry Ford’s Maplegrove Center is hosting free summer camp programs for children who are living in situations with alcohol/drug abuse, mental illness or other extraordinary stress.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/15/2011

Public Concern Of Childhood Obesity Remains High

A new report by the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital says adults rank childhood obesity, stress and teen pregnancy as the biggest problems.

08/18/2010