By Susan Scutti | Thu, 07/03/2014 - 18:30
Taking the street drug Ecstasy could lead to a weakening and rupture of the spinal cord artery that might kill you.
By Lecia Bushak | Tue, 07/01/2014 - 15:23
A new CDC report highlights the vast differences of painkiller prescriptions across different states, with some prescribing nearly three times as many as other states.
By Justin Caba | Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:01
Prevalence of cannabis use in North America, especially in the United States, has increased over the past five years due to a decline in the perception of health risks.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:19
Pope Francis once again condemned the legalization of marijuana and other recreational drugs when speaking to a drug-enforcement conference in Rome.
By Justin Caba | Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:00
Customs agents at a New Jersey airport find three pounds of cocaine pellets, worth an estimated $52,000, baked into cookies.
By Anthony Rivas | Sun, 06/15/2014 - 15:20
The reason some smokers quit while others don't has something to do with how their brains' reward systems process the benefits of quitting, a new study finds.
By Lecia Bushak | Sat, 06/07/2014 - 17:56
As the use of e-cigarettes increases in the U.S., so do the calls to poison centers related to their exposure and adverse health effects.
By Susan Scutti | Wed, 05/28/2014 - 16:00
Heroin is now a mainstream drug occurring in more suburban and rural areas among white males... and females.
By Justin Caba | Wed, 05/21/2014 - 17:20
Brain imaging reveals that methamphetamine’s effect on the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (rDLPFC), the area of the brain that controls emotional impulses, causes risky behavior in users.
By Justin Caba | Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:08
Texas teen Jacob Lavoro could face a life sentence for possessing 1.5 lbs. of pot brownies laced with hash oil.
By Anthony Rivas | Tue, 05/20/2014 - 18:50
Mexican kids who emigrate to the U.S. before 12 years old are two to three times more likely to have drug and alcohol problems in adulthood. Why?
By Anthony Rivas | Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:46
The United Nation's latest assessment on synthetic drugs finds an astonishing amount of new, uncontrolled substances, many of which are causing harm to those who take them.
By Justin Caba | Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:31
Synthetic marijuana use left 120 Texans hospitalized, including some who had to be sedated to prevent self-harm.
By Justin Caba | Mon, 04/28/2014 - 12:38
Teenagers who simultaneously use alcohol and marijuana are more likely to drive recklessly compared to those who use either substance on their own.