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.

Heroin Overdoses May Not Be From Heroin, But From Something Much Worse

By | Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:36

A synthetic drug is being mixed into heroin supplies, killing people much faster.

Where Aspiring Pot Growers Can Go For Professional Tips [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:41

Oaksterdam University brings pot growing knowledge to the East Coast for a four-day marijuana seminar in Atlantic City.

Peers, Not Peer Pressure, Drive Prescription Drug Abuse

By | Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:00

Although many people believe peer pressure encourages drug use, a study on young adults finds that their influences are way more subtle.

Breastfeeding Mom Refuses To Stop Smoking Pot, And Her Baby May Pay For It Later

By | Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:05

An Oregon mother doesn't see any problem with breastfeeding her daughter while she continues to smoke marijuana, although doctors think otherwise.

Synthetic Pot Claimed This Teen's Life, But His Parents Won't Let Him 'Die In Vain' [VIDEO]

By | Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:13

Nineteen-year-old Connor Eckhardt died after taking one hit of synthetic marijuana, but his parents have vowed to make sure he did not "die in vain."

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.