By Ben Wolford | 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.
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 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 Nadia-Elysse Harris | Fri, 11/15/2013 - 16:07
Zac Efron's story for his broken jaw has drawn criticisms. Could the actor have relapsed into his former cocaine addiction?
By Elijah Wolfson | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 13:28
Nicotine-free tobacco smoke elicited more addictive behavior in rats than pure nicotine or smoke from manufactured tobacco that contains nicotine.
By John Ericson | Sun, 10/13/2013 - 17:06
Ryan Barry and Ashley Cyr are suspected of poisoning their baby daughter by lacing her infant formula with heroin.
By Nsikan Akpan | Sun, 10/13/2013 - 13:56
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and Maryland School of Medicine develop a possible treatment for marijuana abuse.
By Matthew Mientka | Sat, 10/12/2013 - 17:52
Krokodil, a highly addictive codeine-based drug concoction, has spread to the United States from Russia, but the DEA remains doubtful of reports.
By Anthony Rivas | Tue, 10/01/2013 - 15:44
The accessibility and potency of drugs all around the world are becoming increasingly hard to control, and efforts to curb supply could be failing, a new study says.
By Justin Caba | Wed, 09/25/2013 - 12:30
Jada Pinkett Smith talks about her struggle with addiction and getting over her mistakes through her most recent Facebook post.
By Matthew Mientka | Sun, 09/22/2013 - 14:11
For some addicted to porn, the neurological response may be similar to alcohol and drug addiction.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 09/19/2013 - 16:02
US and Canadian researchers discover that the body can become addicted to its own natural opioids, and this dependence may lead to chronic pain.