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.
By Justin Caba | Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:14
Maryland's General Assembly has approved a bill that will decriminalize the possession of marijuana for people carrying under 10 grams.
By Matthew Mientka | Sun, 04/06/2014 - 15:35
Although twice as many men seek inpatient treatment for substance abuse, elderly women are nearly three times as likely as men their age to abuse prescription painkillers such as oxycodone.
By Justin Caba | Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:37
Residents of Colorado say they have become targets of "license-plate profiling" after having been pulled over for suspected marijuana possession while driving out-of-state.
By John Ericson | Mon, 03/31/2014 - 09:30
Marijuana has become a hot topic in U.S. politics, but what does science have to say about its various effects on users?
By Anthony Rivas | Tue, 03/25/2014 - 00:00
A review on mephedrone, also called meow-meow, finds that while they are both amphetamines that induce similar highs, they affect the brain in different ways.
By Matthew Mientka | Sat, 03/22/2014 - 18:30
Lowered levels of oxytocin in young children has been implicated in later development of drug and alcohol problems.
By John Ericson | Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:46
Prescription pills are responsible for more emergency room deaths than street drugs, but who keeps prescribing them to abusers?
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 02/26/2014 - 19:00
Drug overdose death rates more than tripled over the past 20 years, yet that didn't stop the FDA from approving a high-dose opioid painkiller. Now, health groups are fighting back.