drug abuse


Wed February 4, 2015

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Maya Siskin-Lavine, 16, and her mother, Sharon Siskin, listen to a speaker at the Stop Harassing meeting on Sunday. About 60 to 70 Berkeley High students take part in the group.
Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Legislators Draft Bills to Curb Use of Psych Meds on Foster Kids // KQED

"Almost one in four teenagers living in foster care in California is prescribed some type of psychotropic medication, found an investigation by the San Jose Mercury News. And of those teens, 60 percent are being prescribed anti-psychotics.

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Sun February 5, 2012

High Times on Work with Marty Nemko

stoned at work

 Can you work effectively while drunk or high? Think you might have a substance abuse problem? What if you think your supervisee or coworker does? When can and can't employers require?  My guest Paula Wilbourne, who runs a national substance abuse program for the Veterans Administration and I will discuss those questions. And as usual, you can call-in for a three-minute Workover--I'll try to help you solve your career or self-employment problem. On Work with Marty Nemko, Sundays from 11 am to noon on KALW,91.7 FM, San Francisco.