Too Many Young Lives: The Heroin Addiction EpidemicLaw enforcement has found the people most affected by heroin addiction in the Twin Cities are affluent 15 to 25-year-olds with good family structure and a support system.
Good Question: What's Causing People Pain?Prince was reportedly on prescription pain medications when he died. The Mayo Clinic says nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug. The majority of those drugs are used to relieve pain.
Could Medical Marijuana Be Used To Treat Painkiller Addiction?Medical researchers think they've found a new way to help break painkiller addiction.
Officials Seek To Raise Awareness On Problem GamblingMarch is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and Minnesota officials are urging people to start conversations about the issue.
Want To Kick Smoking For Good? Don't Give UpIf you smoke cigarettes, or know someone who does, you probably know how hard it is to quit. But the good news is doctors say more Americans are kicking the habit, and fewer teenagers are picking it up.
Woman Shares Her Story Of Addiction With High School TeensKaitlyn Arneson, 24, is one of the MnTC staff members traveling from school to school to share her story. She knows her story may not sound like it was heading toward addiction, but addiction can impact anyone.
Nonprofit Helps Minnesota Veteran Overcome AlcoholismPeople from all walks of life can struggle with addiction, and the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge program helps them give back to others who are going through similar experiences.
2 Former Addicts From Different Backgrounds Detail Their RecoveryTwo different paths led 23-year-olds Dorrance Roberts and Kaleb McGuire to MnTC. Roberts grew up in the foster system and is a self-described ex-thief and gang-banger, while McGuire grew up home-schooled in a very religious family from Eden Prairie.
Grandmother Overcomes Drugs To Help Other AddictsOn Wednesday, Dec. 9, WCCO is hosting a phone bank as part of our "Trees of Hope" series. WCCO will be raising funds for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. MnTC helps thousands of people overcome drug addiction and lead healthy and productive lives.
Minnesota Rehabilitation Nonprofit Helps Woman Face Difficult PastAll season long, WCCO is shining a light on Minnesota groups that could use your help to make the holiday brighter. The series is called "Trees of Hope."
Fmr. NBA Player Reaches Out To Teens About AddictionChris Herren is not a name recognized locally, but his story applies to all because it is a story of how you can become addicted. Herren played division one basketball and made it to the NBA -- until heroin took over his life.
Good Question: Are We Addicted To Our Cellphones?According to the Pew Research Center, 44 percent of us sleep with our cellphone nearby, or even in our beds. Almost one-third of people say they, "can't imagine living without it." So, are we addicted to our cellphones?