alcohol and drug abuse

Thanks to an investigation by the company that owns local Inland Empire newspapers - Southern California News Group - lawmakers in Sacramento are looking into reports that many drug rehab centersare exploiting clients in hopes of scoring payouts from insurance companies.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola has more.

President Trump declared a national opioid emergency last week, but California health leaders are already working full speed on the problem.  Their latest approach?  Virtual pain management training for doctors statewide.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola checks in on the effort.

Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin will today unveil the county's new media and public information campaign designed to discourage the production of marijuana-based "honey oil" throughout Riverside County.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Fighting opioid addiction in California is the goal of a new state bill.  Capital Public Radio's Steve Milne reports.

The number of heroin overdoses in California has doubled for certain age groups in the last four years.  Capital Public Radio's health care reporter Ja'Nel Johnson has details.

County supervisors in San Diego and Riverside counties are pushing anti-drug measures to the forefront this week, as KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.

Drug and alcohol use dropped among students in California and school safety increased.  Capital Public Radio's Ed Joyce reports on the result of a new statewide report.