drug abuse

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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.

 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.