Addiction and substance abuse

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre is shown during a halftime ceremony of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Green Bay, Wis. Favre says he made three trips to rehabilitation centers to fight his dependence on painkillers and alcohol. Sports Illustrated reports that Favre says he took as many as 14 Vicodin at one time during his MVP season of 1995. The former Green Bay Packers star said “that year, when I woke up in the morning, my first thought was, ‘I gotta get more pills.’ “(AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, File)
May 22, 2018 - 4:05 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Retired quarterback Brett Favre says he made three trips to rehabilitation centers during his Hall of Fame career to fight his dependence on painkillers and alcohol. Favre told Sports Illustrated he took as many as 14 Vicodin at one time during the 1995 season in Green Bay...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, people make bets in the sports book area of the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Those who deal with compulsive gambling are worried that a rapid expansion of sports betting in the U.S. could cause more people to develop gambling problems. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 19, 2018 - 11:55 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For sports leagues and gambling industries, the imminent expansion of legalized sports betting promises a bonanza. For the experts and organizations already concerned about pervasive problem gambling, it promises a whole new roster of worries. Much of the apprehension...
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2016, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Randy Gregory stands on the sideline late in the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Arlington, Texas. A person with direct knowledge of the application said Friday, May 18, 2018, that Gregory is set to seek reinstatement after missing the 2017 season over multiple violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
May 18, 2018 - 12:28 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory is seeking reinstatement to the NFL after missing the 2017 season over multiple violations of the league's substance-abuse policy, a person with direct knowledge of the application said Friday. Gregory's application should be received by the...
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May 14, 2018 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states (all times local): 6:15 p.m. An oddsmaker at one Las Vegas resort sees little chance that betting in other states will siphon...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2018 file photo, NFL footballs sit on the field during warm ups before an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Pittsburgh. The NFL wants Congress to enact a framework for legalized sports betting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that clears the way for more states to allow gambling. All the major leagues responded to a ruling that figures to have far-reaching implications throughout the sports world. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
May 14, 2018 - 6:28 pm
The NFL wants Congress to enact a framework for legalized sports betting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that clears the way for more states to allow sports gambling. Supreme Court justices voted 6-3 on Monday to strike down a 1992 law that barred most state-authorized sports gambling. Before...
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Signs for Monmouth Park are displayed in a bar at the racetrack in Oceanport, N.J., Monday, May 14, 2018. The Supreme Court on Monday gave its go-ahead for states to allow gambling on sports across the nation, striking down a federal law that barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 14, 2018 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for states coast to coast to legalize betting on sports, breaking a longtime ban and creating a potential financial boon for states and the gambling industry. The first bets could be placed within weeks. Despite opposition from the major...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017 file photo, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay speaks before former general manager Bill Polian is inducted into the team's Ring of Honor during half time of an NFL football game in Indianapolis. The founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the "Big Book," has been sold at auction for $2.4 million to Irsay. The auction house Profiles in History says the manuscript with handwritten notes from group's founding fathers, sold to Irsay on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
May 05, 2018 - 7:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the "Big Book," sold at auction Saturday for $2.4 million to billionaire and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. The auction house Profiles in History announced the sale of the manuscript with handwritten notes...
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Spencer Gallagher (23) celebrates after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series pauto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
May 02, 2018 - 11:09 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Spencer Gallagher has been suspended indefinitely from NASCAR for violating its substance-abuse policy, less than a week after winning his first career Xfinity Series race. The 28-year-old Gallagher agreed to participate in NASCAR's substance-abuse recovery program. Other...
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FILE - This booking file photo provided Tuesday, March 6, 2018, by the San Francisco Police Department, shows Aldon Smith. Authorities say former Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers player Smith is back in a California jail after violating a condition of his bail. Online records show the 28-year-old Smith is being held Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco County Jail on $500,000 bond. (San Francisco Police Department via AP, File)
April 13, 2018 - 6:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say Aldon Smith is being transferred to an inpatient substance abuse treatment center as he awaits his next court date. The former Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers linebacker was booked into jail a week ago for violating a condition of his electric monitoring...
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April 02, 2018 - 2:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids. But some...
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