Addiction & Drugs

Addiction & Drugs 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.

Woman Sues Former Employer After Being Fired Over Medical Marijuana Use

By | Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:06

A military veteran diagnosed with PTSD, Donna Smith, is suing Presbyterian Healthcare System in New Mexico over wrongful termination after she was fired due to a positive drug test.

Short Interventions Do Little To Curb Drug Abuse

By | Tue, 08/05/2014 - 16:00

Brief interventions that have showed progress in treating unhealthy alcohol use do little to treat people suffering from unhealthy drug use.

More Teens Will Avoid Substance Use Disorders With This Test

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:44

In an attempt to catch kids' risk of substance use disorders earlier, researchers have just developed a new, quicker screening test for doctors.

Is An Extended-Release Opiod Really The Answer To Curbing Painkiller Abuse?

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:27

The FDA has approved an opioid analgesic that has properties capable of curbing prescription painkiller abuse, but could it lead to an increase in heroin use?

Powdered Caffeine Can Kill: FDA

By | Sat, 07/19/2014 - 14:01

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned of the potential dangers of powdered caffeine, a teaspoon of which is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee.

Is This Really Why People Get Paranoid When They Smoke Pot?

By | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:05

Oxford researchers confirm that cannabis' main ingredient, THC, can lead to paranoid thoughts in mistrustful people.

Behold, The World's First Commerical Selling Legal Weed [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:17

Crop King Seeds weighs in on the alcohol vs. marijuana safety debate with the world's first commercial highlighting recreational marijuana use.

New Ingredients In Party Drug 'Poppers' May Lead To Vision Loss

By | Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:13

Vision loss caused by the party drug known as "poppers" could be explained by a recent ingredient switch from isobutyl nitrate to isopropyl nitrate.

Molly Doesn’t Play Nice: Ecstasy Can Cause Fatal Aneurysms

By | 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.

Opioid Painkiller Prescriptions Vary Widely Across States, And The South Is The Worst

By | 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.

Americans Are Smoking More Pot, While Ignoring Its Health Risks

By | 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.

Pope Francis, True To South American Roots, Condemns ‘Scourge Of Drug Trafficking’

By | 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.

Airport Officials Confiscate 118 Cocaine Cookies Worth An Estimated $52,000

By | 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.

Smokers' Brains Just Don't See The Reward In Quitting

By | 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.

E-Cigarette Calls To Poison Control Centers Are Going Up

By | 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.