Entries by Jason Farran

Learning how to prevent drug abuse in teenagers

SAN DIEGO (KUSI)- According to the Pew Research Center, nearly half of all Americans have a family member or friend who is, or who has been addicted to drugs. Teens and young adults are more susceptible and as a parent, it’s easier to prevent an addiction from forming at the early stages. President and CEO […]

Opioid epidemic is reducing life expectancy

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The CDC recently lowered Americans’ life expectancy for the first time do to deaths from opioids. CEO and founder of Confidential Recovery Scott Silverman stopped by Good Morning San Diego to discuss the growing issue. Watch KUSI Story

About 254 pounds of fentanyl, 395 pounds of meth seized by Border Protection

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds (114 kilograms) of the synthetic drug that is helping fueling a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses from a secret compartment inside a load of Mexican produce heading into Arizona. The drug was […]

Kristin Gaspar on National Prescription Drug take back day

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Prescription drug take-back day is October 27th. At tomorrow’s Supervisor’s Board meeting Chairwoman Gaspar will be presenting a Board letter that will propose a partnership with County Health and Human Services, the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, Sheriff Gore, DA Stephan, The Safe Homes Coalition and the SD Association of Realtors. […]