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.

Is The FDA Comish To Blame For America's Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic?

By | Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:49

In the midst of a national prescription painkiller abuse epidemic, anti-drug addiction activists are calling for FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg's resignation.

10% Of Americans Have Gone To Work High (Apparently)

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:55

Apparently, one out of 10 American workers has showed up to their job high on marijuana.

In A Decade, Prescription Painkiller Deaths Have Jumped 400%

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:58

The rates of people who have died as the result of drug poisoning have more than quadrupled between 1999 and 2011.

Parents Who Play Favorites Risk Their Children's Health

By | Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:26

Families who play favorites are unknowingly increasing their child's risk of substance abuse.

The Types Of People More Prone To Drug Addiction

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:45

People who have drug addict parents, individuals with higher IQs, and white people are all more likely to be drug addicts.

Colorado Residents May Be Able To Use Welfare Money To Buy Weed

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:47

Welfare recipients in Colorado and Washington can currently use EBT cards to purchase cannabis products from marijuana dispensaries, but for how long?

When Pilots Die In Plane Crashes, It's Usually Because Of Drugs

By | Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:35

The use of medication with impairment potentials, such as antihistamines, among pilots who were involved in a fatal aircraft accident has nearly doubled in the past 20 years.

Do You Have An Addictive Personality? [Quiz]

By | Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:00

Nearly one in 10 Americans are substance abusers/dependent; this 20-minute quiz indicates if you are prone to addiction, a disease affecting brain and behavior.

E-Cigarettes Make You More Vulnerable To Cocaine Addiction

By | Wed, 09/03/2014 - 17:00

E-cigarettes activate a gene that makes people more vulnerable to addiction, scientists say, proof that the popular devices are a gateway drug.

When It Comes To Weed And Booze, Which Is Worse For Teens?

By | Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:29

Researchers from NYU evaluate the negative psychosocial outcomes of smoking marijuana compared to alcohol use.

6.2 Out Of Every 100,000 New Yorkers Died As The Result Of A Heroin Overdose In 2013

By | Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:32

Deaths attributed to heroin overdoses in New York City have risen dramatically in the past four years, possibility due to the inaccessibility of prescription painkillers.

2014 Emmys Were A Pot-Filled Bonanza

By | Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:37

Marijuana-themed jokes were thrown around more than once at the 2014 Emmys, begging the question: Is America ready to accept nationwide legalization?

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.