drug abuse

Drugs
3:23 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Heroin Use Is On The Rise, Young Adults Increasing Most

Found in Seattle's Belltown area.
Credit Flickr Photo/Crashworks

Marcie Sillman talks with Caleb Banta-Green, an addiction and drug expert from the University of Washington,  about heroin trends across Washington state.

Author Interview
4:14 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Author Danny Bland's On Writing His First Novel "In Case We Die"

Danny Bland's book "In Case We Die."

Twenty years ago, Danny Bland was a Seattle musician, porn shop clerk and heroin addict. These days, Bland is clean and sober. He road manages rock bands and writes in his free time. Bland's first novel, "In Case We Die" follows protagonist Charlie Hyatt, a character modeled on Bland's own life. Hyatt works the graveyard shift at a downtown porn emporium and spends his money on his next drug fix. Marcie Sillman talks with Danny Bland on what it was like to revisit his past through fiction.

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Drug Abuse
12:06 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Students Abuse "Study Drugs" Despite Dangerous Health Risks

Is Adderall a must-have for finals week?
Flickr Photo/Alex Dodd

Nearly 35 percent of students are abusing stimulants such as Adderall, Ritalin or Vyvanse. That's according to a study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The stimulants are often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but they're also being used by students attempting to focus.

Ross Reynolds interviews Dr. Cora Breuner, an adolescent medicine specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital.