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.
By Lecia Bushak | Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:11
Health officials have confirmed that the 17-year-old girl in Mexico who injected krokodil into her genitals was originally from the U.S.
By Justin Caba | Wed, 01/01/2014 - 16:00
People diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder are more likely to abuse alcohol, tobacco, or drugs compared to healthy individuals in the general population.
By Lecia Bushak | Fri, 12/20/2013 - 15:52
Doctors who aggressively prescribe pain medications are under scrutiny as the stories of several overdoses come into the spotlight.
By John Ericson | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 16:34
Brittany Ozarowski faked a series of cancer diagnoses in a year-long charity scam to raise thousands of dollars for her heroin addiction.
By John Ericson | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:27
Smoking marijuana during pregnancy is associated with a threefold increase in the risk of stillbirth.