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.

Injection drug

Mexican Teen Who Injected Flesh-Eating Krokodil Into Genitals Was From US

By | 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.


Smoking Marijuana Without Getting High

By | Thu, 01/02/2014 - 17:55

Pregnenolone is a naturally occurring substance that moderates the psychoactive effect of THC, the main active component of marijuana.


Are Frequent Internet Users Addicted?

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 21:57

Frequent Internet use could have its negative health effects, such as losing sleep, but should it be considered an addiction? According to a new study, heavy Internet users exhibit signs of a drug addiction.


Brittany Ozarowski, NY Woman Who Faked Cancer Diagnosis To Fund Heroin Addiction, Pleads Guilty

By | 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.


Did Zac Efron Break His Jaw Because Of A Cocaine Relapse?

By | 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?

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It’s Not Just Nicotine That Makes Cigarettes Addictive

By | 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.


Are Oreos As Addictive As Cocaine?

By | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 11:51

Oreos could be just as addictive as cocaine, according to researchers from Connecticut College.


Parents Accused Of Killing Baby With Heroin Plead Not Guilty

By | 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.


New Medical Treatment For Marijuana Abuse Could Stem The Rising Tide Of ‘Reefer Madness’

By | 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.

'Krokodil' Flesh-Eating Drug Threatens To Spread To U.S.

DEA Remains Skeptical Of Russian Flesh-Eating Drug 'Krokodil' [VIDEO]

By | 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.


War On Drugs Failing: Market For Illegal Drugs Is Booming As Prices Drop And Potency Increases

By | 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.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith Announces Struggle With 'Addictions'

By | 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.


Scientists Warn Of Pornography's Potential For Addiction

By | Sun, 09/22/2013 - 14:11

For some addicted to porn, the neurological response may be similar to alcohol and drug addiction.

Chronic pain

Addiction To Body's Natural Opioids May Cause Chronic Pain

By | 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.