At 18, Abby Ferguson has had her medical marijuana card since June but says she's used pot for years.
"It was a big part of the culture where I grew up, Manitou, it's pretty common down here," Abby said.
She isn't alone; recent state and national surveys show... more »
Tobacco embraces candy-like products
Tobacco companies are looking for new ways to deliver a nicotine fix without the smoke by making strips, sticks, and dissolvable tabs. All products come in a variety of flavors from cinnamon to mint.
These products are packaged in boxes looking like breath mints and... more »
The Drug Enforcement Administration says the most commonly abused drugs in America today come from the medicine cabinet. Over the last decade the number of people who've overdosed on prescription pain meds like Oxycotin has doubled.
Matt Barden, Resident Agent in Charge of the DEA in Colorado Springs says... more »
Kevin Loveall's problems started at an early age. "For 34 years I drank. I just never was serious about staying sober and getting help." he explains, dressed in his green inmate uniform, "I wound up homeless and I wound up here." He's talking about the El Paso County Detox Center.... more »
Researchers say vaccine-like shots are showing promise in helping cocaine abusers fight their addiction. The same shots may also keep cocaine addicts from getting high. The shots didn't work perfectly, but researchers say their limited success suggests the approach could be widely used to treat addiction within several years. A... more »
Just 2 weeks in, the El Paso County Community Detox Facility has already been flooded with people looking for help with their addictions. "It has been absolutely hit the floor running." says Detox Supervisor Teri Lawrence. "At this point we've had about 87 admits through today (Tuesday)." explains Lt. Lari... more »