- Fentanyl is a dangerous synthetic opioid that can cause a person to stop breathing.
- Playing video games can shape the brain and your behavior — for better or for worse.
- Georgia officials released a statement about acrylfentanyl and tetrahydrofuran fentanyl, two new drugs furthering the opioid epidemic.
- One Reddit user shared images of how heroin needles can become embedded into long-term drug abusers, a trait that can be seen in about 20 percent of those who use drugs intravenously.
- Researchers are developing a vaccine that would block the pleasurable effects of heroin, which would make recovering users less likely to overdose.
- New research has found that adding tobacco to marijuana may help you remember things, but it's still not worth the risk, they say.
- New research has found just how much alcohol it takes to increase your overall risk of developing breast cancer.
- Research shows that recreational Ritalin use, without a prescription, can lead to brain changes characterized by sleep problems and increased risk-taking behavior.
- A new survey sheds light on which states drugs have impacted the most.
- A new study has revealed the serious long-term effects that crack cocaine use during pregnancy can have on children as they develop.
- Scientists find when it comes to love addiction, there are two types that trigger the same chemicals in the brain as drug addiction.
- A string of inexplicable cases of amnesia among heroin, fentanyl, and opioid users has scientists scratching their heads.
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.