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The Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition plans to host a "Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" today to combat the rise in pharmaceutical drug abuse. "There is an alarming trend of pharmaceuticals being abused to substitute for illicit...
Glendale is partnering with a local nonprofit to fill the void left by the downsizing of youth and family services offered by City Hall due to ongoing budget constraints. The nonprofit All for Health, Health for All already operates three clinics in...
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A mental health program targeted at the Armenian community is struggling to meet its annual service goal, due in part, organizers say, to the cultural stigma attached to seeking help. For the past 10 months, the program through Didi Hirsch Mental...
Trends in drug use and addiction are no different in the Armenian community than other groups, but how they’re dealt with can be challenging due to a strong sense of denial at home, experts said at a panel discussion Wednesday. “The problem...
Police collected 585 pounds of prescription pills Saturday from residents in Glendale and foothill communities as part of a nationwide drug take-back day. Four locations in Glendale — Verdugo Road, Glendale Community College, Broadway and Chevy...
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Ascencia was in the spotlight at the ABC7 Broadcast Center's back lot in Glendale on Saturday. Ascencia board members pulled out the stops for its annual fundraiser, with about 350 guests supporting the nonprofit's mission to end homelessness....
From better educating parents aboutdrug use to creating informational fliers, stakeholders with the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition on Friday mulled over ideas to reduce substance abuse among youths. Stakeholders from various local...
A 26-year-old parolee pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of selling heroin at a Montrose strip mall parking lot, officials said. Vaghan Stepanyan, who is on parole for a grand theft conviction, faces six felony counts for drug sales, possessing a...
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This is the last in a four-part series exploring the impacts of heroin use on the greater Glendale area. In 1897, German chemist Heinrich Dreser catapulted two drugs to international fame, making the Bayer pharmaceutical company a household name. One...
Illegal drug and alcohol use among youth in the greater Glendale area — and the question of how to effectively combat it — drew dozens of local community leaders and health professionals to Verdugo Hills Hospital Friday where they exchanged...
Seven years ago, an 18-year-old La Crescenta man was prescribed Vicodin after a routine surgical procedure. The prescription was all it took for a blossoming painkiller addiction to comfortably settle in. In 2009, when the pills became too expensive...
Tags: Addiction, Vicodin (drug), Pain, Personal Service, Heroin
I'd love to tell the story of your mother today. But I don't know her. So, I'll tell you about mine. She's a pretty typical mom. Darlene is a wife, career educator, retiree, volunteer and the epitome of a grandmother. She's a mom in the truest sense of...
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