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Drug Abuse

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Doctor Warns Of ‘Drug Dealer’s Dream’ Painkiller Made Of Pure Hydrocodone

A new opioid painkiller with five to ten times the power of Vicodin has ER doctors worried about a disastrous spike in overdoses and deaths.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/06/2014

MESA, AZ - MARCH 01:  Angel Guzman of the Chicago Cubs poses for a photo during Spring Training Media Photo Day at Fitch Park on March 1, 2010 in Mesa, Arizona.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dodgers Pitcher Angel Guzman Suspended 50 Games For Drug Abuse

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Angel Guzman has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball for a second violation under the minor league drug program for a drug of abuse.

04/20/2012

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Therapist John Tsilimparis Breaks Down The Facts Of Addiction

Addiction therapist John Tsilimparis stopped by KCAL Thursday to talk about Whitney Houston’s life-long battle with addiction.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/16/2012

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‘Oxy Watchdog’ Founder Erin Marie Daly Visits KCAL9

Erin Marie Daly, the founder of Oxy Watchdog, visited KCAL9 Thursday to share how her brother’s tragic death pushed her into activism.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/29/2011