By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 02/12/2014 - 15:48
A federal judge denied the Drug Enforcement Administration access to information on an Oregon prescription drug monitoring database, which contained both doctor and patient information.
By John Ericson | Wed, 02/12/2014 - 15:31
Cocaine is a significant driver of stroke risk in young adults, a new study finds.
By John Ericson | Tue, 02/11/2014 - 19:05
Besides lowering your risk of cancer and emphysema, quitting smoking can also boost your mental health, a new study finds.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Mon, 02/10/2014 - 17:16
"Addiction Poem," by rapper In-Q, explores what everyday people go through while battling addiction, while also offering a little hope.
By John Ericson | Sun, 02/09/2014 - 19:31
"Fake heroin" overdoses from products laced with fentanyl have claimed three more lives in Vermont, according to state police.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:37
Scientific American calls for an end to the effective ban on psychoactive drug research, arguing that discovery of new psychiatric medications is at a “virtual standstill” and exploration of these substances might yield new thinking.
By Justin Caba | Mon, 01/27/2014 - 16:32
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner has issued a warning in Pittsburgh following a series of recent heroin overdoses that led to 17 deaths.
By Justin Caba | Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:50
ABC news anchor Elizabeth Vargas is returning to 20/20 after beating her alcohol addiction.
By Matthew Mientka | Mon, 01/20/2014 - 15:00
A newly identified protein may be responsible for altering the brain's reward system when it's affected by cocaine.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Sat, 01/18/2014 - 12:30
On an episode of "My Strange Addiction," 22-year-old Keyshia says she loves sniffing and sucking soiled diapers. By the end of the show, she tries to drop the habit.
By Matthew Mientka | Sun, 01/12/2014 - 16:41
A new study shows drug testing is ineffective in lowering substance use rates among high school students, though evidence suggests a positive school image does help.
By Justin Caba | Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:09
A UK teenager high on mephedrone stabbed his mom and cut his own penis off after taking the relatively new drug.