January 25, 2019

Man overcomes addiction to become mayor

Source: CBS News Jermaine Wilson of Leavenworth, Kansas, started using drugs at age 11 and was in maximum-security prison by age 21. Now he’s the mayor of Leavenworth. Steve Hartman has his story for “On the Road.” Read Full Article

January 25, 2019

Family behind OxyContin faces lawsuit

Source: CBS News The attorney general of Massachusetts on Friday pushed for the release of more documents from Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin. Members of the family that own Purdue are accused of marketing the drug, despite knowing how addictive it can be. Tony Dokoupil reports. Read Full Article

January 18, 2019

Few treatments for teens addicted to vaping

Source: CBS News The FDA is holding a hearing Friday to address the alarming spike in teen vaping and how to help those who want to kick the habit. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, more than 20 percent of high school students admitted to using an electronic cigarette within the last 30 days. […]

January 4, 2019

A lost check and a found purpose

Source: CBS News Many homeless people are haunted by drug addiction, mental illness or a criminal past. Elmer Alvarez knows those demons all too well. But when he found a check for $10,000, he knew he had to track down the woman it belonged to. Now, they’re teaming up to help others. Steve Hartman has […]

December 19, 2018

Screen time usage & smartphone addiction

Source: CBS News Features to monitor screen time and app usage are getting built into devices from Apple and Google amid rising concern that we’re becoming addicted to our devices. We polled our CBSN newsroom to see how much we use our devices and what apps are most popular. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined […]