drugs

Reader spells it out for all

Hey, hey hey! You folks that dwell on drivel, read on and those of you that don?t dwell on drivel, you?re welcomed to read this also. No. 1: Cuts for either federal or state should ...

Drug, alcohol test kits available at local schools

Several agencies in Placer County are hoping to prevent teen alcohol and drug use in the local community, and parents and students have mixed opinions. With a grant through the P ...

Drug bust in Old Town Auburn

Auburn Police arrested three males in connection with drugs and burglary in Old Town Auburn Monday afternoon. Officers received a call around 2 p.m., according to Chris Forman, t ...

Tests show alcohol, drugs present in two Auburn-area road deaths

Two Placer County motorists who lost their lives within days of each other in single-vehicle crashes had something else in common. Toxicology tests taken after Newcastle’s Sandr ...

Auburn CHP officer behind bars on meth, weapons charges

An Auburn California Highway Patrol officer is under arrest on methamphetamine-possession, weapons-possession and driving-under-the-influence charges. Officer Ruben Cesar Salgado ...

Exercise brings healthy high

Science studies have demonstrated that all addictions, whether to alcohol, tobacco, drugs or anorexia, are caused by low activity of dopamine, a brain neurotransmitter. After t ...

People with diseases should get any drugs they need

Steve Kubby: “I learned that Marinol is an acceptable, if not ideal, substitute for whole cannabis in treating my otherwise fatal disease (pheochromocytoma adrenal gland tumor). ...

Straight Talk: Dad's pot smoking concerns writer

Dear Straight Talk: My mom and dad got in a fight a few days ago and my mom ended it with, Just run upstairs and smoke your pot. Now I realize I can hear my dad smoking it in the ...