Historically, addiction has been defined as physical and/or psychological dependence on psychoactive substances (for example alcohol, tobacco, heroin, caffeine and other drugs) which cross the blood-brain barrier once ingested, temporarily altering the chemical milieu of the brain.
By Evan Winchester | May 14, 2013 08:22 PM EDT
Her addiction costs over $4,500 annually, but she isn't the only one who continuously drinks the diet beverage.
By Christie Rizk | May 14, 2013 05:49 PM EDT
The National Transportation Safety Board has released a report with 19 recommendations for states to implement in an effort to cut down the number of drunk driving deaths.
By Ansa Varughese | May 14, 2013 03:13 PM EDT
After overcoming drug addiction, the former NFL running back established the Chuck Muncie Youth Foundation to counsel teens and adults out of drug abuse.
By Susan Scutti | May 14, 2013 01:29 PM EDT
More than 85,000 deaths per year are attributable to alcohol misuse, the estimated third-leading cause of preventable deaths in the US.
By Justin Caba | May 15, 2013 09:03 AM EDT
Long-term use of prescription painkiller could lead to the development of erectile dysfunction later in life, according to a new study.
By Ansa Varughese | May 13, 2013 05:58 PM EDT
Tennessee hospital sees a rise in newborns admitted for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), or addiction to prescription drugs.
By Justin Caba | May 13, 2013 01:42 PM EDT
Amazon has been forced to stop the sale of various harmful substances due to pressure from drug awareness groups.
May 11, 2013 05:27 PM EDT
The metal band confirmed this week that the cause of Hanneman's death was alcohol-related liver cirrhosis, not a spider bite, as previously thought.
By Matthew Mientka | May 11, 2013 01:36 PM EDT
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who earlier opposed legalizing marijuana for recreational use in the state, encouraged voters to approve the tax to offset regulatory costs.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 09, 2013 11:18 AM EDT
Critics say the controversial retailer is sending the wrong message to teens and young adults by selling shot glasses that look like pill bottles and flasks with prescription labels.
By Matthew Mientka | May 08, 2013 01:06 PM EDT
The state will relax rules on pediatric prescriptions for medical marijuana, among other regulatory provisions.
By Matthew Mientka | May 07, 2013 05:31 PM EDT
UK regulators made nalmefene available Tuesday by prescription for problem drinkers who wish to reduce alcohol consumption, without quitting entirely.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 07, 2013 04:32 PM EDT
Lindsay Lohan will be allowed Adderall use while in court-ordered drug rehabilitation.
By Matthew Mientka | May 07, 2013 10:37 AM EDT
After examining the body of late Prince of Pop Michael Jackson, Los Angeles County coroner attributed drugs to the star's death.
By Anthony Rivas | May 07, 2013 12:23 AM EDT
Copenhagen's "fixing room" is a safe haven for drug addicts to inject in a clean and sterile environment.